June 8, 2017 / Modified jun 22, 2017 4:07 p.m.

Episode 83: Rejuvenating and Repairing the Aging Brain with Stem Cells

REPEAT. Treating Parkinson's and more with stem cells.

brain scan (PHOTO: AZPM)


Parkinson's disease affects more than one million people in the United States and there are no current treatments to slow or prevent the disorder. Lalitha Madhavan, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona, uses stem cell technology as a unique tool to probe the adaptive capacities of the brain. She is especially interested in harnessing the power of stem cells to stimulate brain repair in age-related neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.


Dr. Lalitha Madhavan, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona
Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D, Regents' Professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Neuroscience

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