NYSCF Parkinson’s Disease Research Featured in Nautilus
An article describing NYSCF’s Parkinson’s disease research featuring Jack and Jeff Gernsheimer, a set of identical twins, only one of whom has Parkinson’s disease, was published in Nautilus Magazine. Published as the cover story of Cell Reports in November 2014, the paper describes the work of NYSCF scientists to turn skin samples from the twins into induced pluripotent stem cells, then into the neurons affected by Parkinson’s disease.
By comparing these cells, NYSCF scientists were able to observe key features of the disease and identify targets for new potential therapeutic approaches. This research may accelerate and provide insight into new treatments and cures for all Parkinson’s disease patients.