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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Unlocking the Mystery of Remyelination

Unlocking the Mystery of Remyelination
Did you know the immune system has a conflicting effect on remyelination? Acute inflammation is known to facilitate myelin repair, while long-term inflammation has an inhibitory effect. Ever wonder whether or not your diet, how well you sleep, or if drinking alcohol affects myelin production? Were you aware remyelination may be more effective in women than in men? Learn more about the mechanisms behind this regenerative process and the many factors that influence it.

Regenerative Therapies for MS - How Close Are We?
Did you know researchers at Case Western University recently discovered in animal models how to turn ordinary skin cells into ones that successfully generate new myelin? Were you aware researchers in Germany have determined fingolimod (Gilenya) not only reduces nerve inflammation, but also promotes nerve regeneration and improves myelin thickness in mice? Did you see the over-the-counter antioxidant, lipoic acid, has been shown to have clinical benefit by reducing brain atrophy in secondary progressive MS? These and more exciting developments in regenerative therapies for MS are just a click away!
Information showing above was provided by The Accelerated Cure Project


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