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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Myelin Repair, Shape Changers, Misdiagnoses, and Virtual Reality
Researchers used both in vitro cultures and a mouse model with reduced levels of myelin to analyze how six existing drugs might affect the repair and recovery of cells able to produce myelin, called oligodendrocytes.
“We’re very excited about our findings,” said Mark R.N. Kotter, the study’s senior author, in a news release. “What we discovered was that Tamoxifen can enhance myelin repair in MS by encouraging the brain’s own stem cells to regenerate myelin.”
Encouraging news indeed in the fight against MS. We need to halt progression and to repair the damaged myelin.