Research briefs

Implant hope for Parkinson's 
Therapy using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells implanted in the brain could help to improve Parkinson's disease symptoms, suggests research presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Chicago.

MRSA in the dog house
Pet owners should not let dogs sleep on their beds because of the risk of disease transmission, says the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Ten per cent of dogs are thought to carry MRSA.

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