Latest News

Potential treatment strategies for multiple sclerosis

Myelin, the fatty coating that protects neurons, is destroyed in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Researchers have been striving to determine whether oligodendrocytes, cells that produce myelin, can be stimulated to make new myelin. Using live imaging in zebrafish to track oligodendrocytes, researchers discovered that oligodendrocytes coat neurons with myelin for only five hours after they are born. If the findings hold true in humans, they could lead to new treatment strategies for multiple sclerosis.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Getting the jump on competitors: athletes' focus determines winning jump

  • Migraine in middle age linked to increased risk of Parkinson's, movement disorders later

  • Sensing neuronal activity with light: New way of mapping neural networks in a living organism

  • Cooling of dialysis fluids protects against brain damage

  • Mycotoxin present in many types of food deteriorates neuroregeneration

  • Mitochondria's role in neurodegenerative diseases clearer thanks to mouse study

  • Brain uses three perceptual parameters to recognize 'gloss'

  • Sibling bullying linked to later depression, self-harm

  • Children who go to preschool achieve higher grades at high school graduation, British study shows

  • Single dose of antidepressant changes the brain

  •