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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Motor nerve model could help cure multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy

Washington, July 22 : In what may lead to cures for diabetic neuropathy and help further understanding of multiple sclerosis and related conditions, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have for the first time designed a model motor nerve system that''s insulated and organized like the human body.

MS, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions caused by a loss of myelin insulation around nerves can be debilitating and even deadly, but adequate treatments do not yet exist. That''s in large part because of deficiencies in model research systems.

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