Latest Oligodendrocyte Stories
Multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions caused by a loss of myelin insulation around nerves can be debilitating and even deadly, but adequate treatments do not yet exist.
Statins, a commonly prescribed class of drugs used by millions worldwide to effectively lower blood cholesterol levels, may actually have a negative impact in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients treated with high daily dosages.
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. ("SCT") (TSX VENTURE:SSS) has been issued Australian Patent No. 2003250697, entitled "Oligodendrocyte Production from Multipotent Neural Stem Cells".
Factors that inhibit the brain's natural self-healing process and that may offer new insights into how to prevent brain damage in premature babies have been identified by a team of researchers supported in part by the March of Dimes.
Oregon Health & Science University researchers have identified some of the key factors that prevent the repair of brain damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), complications of premature birth, and other diseases and conditions. The findings offer important clues about why the nervous system fails to repair itself and suggest ways that at least some forms of brain damage could be reversed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genetically engineered stem cells can help rats' severed spinal cords grow back together, according to a study published on Tuesday.
Genetically engineered stem cells can help rats' severed spinal cords grow back together, according to a study published on Tuesday.
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