Stem cells successfully injected into Parkinson's patient at the Royal Melbourne Hospital

In a world's first procedure, a team of researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital has successfully injected stem cells into the brain of a 64 year-old Victorian man as part of a trial treatment for Parkinson's disease.

This treatment is aimed at restoring dopamine levels in the sufferer's brain, and doctors are hoping the bold procedure will help reverse the degenerative disease.

Lead neurologist and trial leader Dr Andrew Evans has an appointment with the Department of Medicine and Radiology, and based in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Read more about the successful procedure here.