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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis


                                                                  
  
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Date:
March 14, 2017
Source:
Queen's University, Belfast
Summary:
Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Queen's University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair -- a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The research study, led by Dr Yvonne Dombrowski and Dr Denise Fitzgerald at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen's University Belfast, is being hailed as a landmark study in unravelling the mysteries of how the brain repairs damage. This is crucial in the fight against MS, which affects 2.3 million people world-wide and over 4,500 people in Northern Ireland.
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