Posts Tagged ‘Parkinson’s Disease’

Hans Kung considers assisted suicide

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Rebel theologian Hans Kung, who at the age of 85 is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, has revealed he is considering seeking help to take his own life. In the final volume of his three-part memoirs, he says he has macular degeneration as well as Parkinson’s disease. He will soon be blind, and can hardly manage Read more

Approval given for trial use of pig cells in treating Parkinson’s

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

New Zealand’s Minister of Health has given the go-ahead for Living Cell Technologies Limited to proceed with the first stage of a clinical trial of NTCELL for the treatment of parkinson’s disease The treatment involves transplanting choroid plexus cells from the Auckland Island pig herd into the brain. Choroid plexus cells are naturally occurring “support” Read more