Latest Myelin Stories
In humans, active periods of the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can last for mere minutes or extend to weeks at a time.
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified critical steps leading to myelin destruction in neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a debilitating neurological disease that is commonly misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS).
New research released today demonstrates the brain's remarkable capacity to repair itself.
Multiple sclerosis is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Scientists have improved upon their own previous world-best efforts to pluck out just the right stem cells to address the brain problem at the core of multiple sclerosis and a large number of rare, fatal children’s diseases.
Through the identification of a gene's impact on a signaling pathway, scientists at Children's National Medical Center continue to make progress in understanding the mechanics of a key brain developmental process: growth and repair of white matter, known as myelination.
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found a way to rapidly produce pure populations of cells that grow into the protective myelin coating on nerves in mice.
A new imaging technique could help doctors and researchers more accurately assess the extent of nerve damage and healing in a live patient.
Narcolepsy is a rare disorder characterized by an excessive urge to sleep at inappropriate times and places.
Like explorers mapping a new planet, scientists probing the brain need every type of landmark they can get.
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