Bite-size science: Cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

En Parkinson’s Disease, specific cells in the brain die. Over time, this makes basic movements like walking and reaching for a cup impossible. Researchers are racing to find effective treatments. G-Force (a collaboration of labs around the world) is working to quickly get clinical trials of a new treatment up and running. The new treatment is called cell replacement therapy and involves adding new cells to the affected area. Learn more in the infographic below:




Stecher, B., & Riempp, G. (2017). Cell Replacement Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease And The Future Of The Brain. Retrieved from

Kayleen Schreiber

Kayleen is obsessed with the brain. After majoring in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University, she went straight to a PhD program in neuroscience at the University of Iowa. She currently studies how our brains process speech. She measures electrical changes produced by the brain to understand how the gender of a person talking influences how we hear their speech. Outside the lab, she works to get others excited about science and occasionally plays the bassoon.