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Researchers developed a new method for transforming brain cells that can completely eliminate Parkinson’s disease in mice, though experts caution the potential treatment is still a long way from the clinic.

The new method, which was detailed Wednesday in Nature, helps replace some of the brain cells that have disappeared in people with Parkinson’s disease. It is the loss of those brain cells — specifically, dopamine neurons — that causes the severe motor symptoms associated with the condition, like tremors, speech changes, and slow movement.

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