Latest Oligodendrocyte Stories

2010-11-17 22:20:45

By tracking the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered in mice that these cells undergo dramatic changes in ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

2010-06-09 21:43:44

Discovery underscores difficulties in developing regenerative spinal cord injury therapies.

2010-06-08 18:06:24

A protein that helps build the brain in infants and children may aid efforts to restore damage from multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

2010-06-02 12:21:08

UCI study provides blueprint for enhanced treatment of inflammatory diseases like MS.

2010-06-01 19:21:07

A synthetic version of a naturally occurring peptide promoted the creation of new blood vessels and repaired damaged nerve cells in lab animals.

2010-03-11 00:50:00

Scientists have now identified a molecular master switch that catalyzes these cells' transition to mature, myelin-making mavens.

2010-02-24 10:42:41

Researchers at UTHealth have demonstrated in rats that transplanting genetically modified adult stem cells into an injured spinal cord can help restore the electrical pathways associated with movement.

2010-01-15 17:33:51

In the February 1st issue of G&D, Dr. Brian Popko (The University of Chicago) and colleagues describe how mutation of a gene called ZFP191 leads to disordered CNS myelination in mice -- reminiscent of what is seen in human multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

2009-12-02 10:10:00

New study about 'helper' cells has implications for nerve disorders such as multiple sclerosis.

2009-07-01 10:53:52

The joint research, funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the UK MS Society as well as the National Institutes of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was conducted by scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Cambridge and was published today (01 July) in the journal Genes and Development.

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