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Sexy Impulses: Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Hormones
By: Lisa Conti | September 09, 2008

When it comes to the brain, hormonal influences are the butt of many tactless jokes and at the heart of Rhonda Voskuhl's seminal findings regarding neurodegenerative disease and protection.

Speeding down the length of the axon, nerve cell impulses, taking a fraction of a second to travel from head to toe, orchestrate choreographed muscle movements. This process is so in sync with our will that most of us can take our ability to walk, see and swallow for granted. But when it breaks down, as it does with the disease multiple sclerosis, unwieldy symptoms emerge.

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