Sir Richard Faull on RNZ National
On Saturday Morning on RNZ National, LCT Scientific Advisor Sir Richard Faull and businessman Bernie Crosby talk to Kim Hill about the work of the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research and finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Bob Elliott knighted
Dr Robert Elliott has been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours for his contributions to medical research.
A doctor who improved the lives of thousands of people through his research, Dr Robert Elliott, 86, made a medical breakthrough in the 1970s that extended the lifespan of people with cystic fibrosis by decades.
Pig brain cells implanted into brains of people with Parkinson’s
Would you have pig cells implanted in your brain? Some people with Parkinson’s disease have, in the hope it will stop their disease progressing. The approach is still in the early stages of testing, but initial results from four people look promising, with all showing some improvement 18 months after surgery. Living Cell Technologies, based in...
LCT expects crucial Parkinson’s clinical trial results in early 2017
Australasian biotech company Living Cell Technologies says it will know the outcome of a make-or-break clinical trial on its regenerative cell therapy for Parkinson's disease in the first quarter of next year. If the trial succeeds, Living Cell's lead product NTCELL will be the world's first disease-modifying treatment for Parkinson's as existin...