Apr 23, 2019

Synthetic molecule shows promise as multiple sclerosis treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

In multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system attacks and damages myelin, which is the insulating layer on nerves in the spinal cord, brain and optic nerve. This causes the nerves to short-circuit and cease functioning properly. In “a potential game-changer,” scientists have now demonstrated that a synthetic molecule can restore compromised myelin.

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