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Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

January 28, 2019

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients…
New method to more efficiently generate brain stem cells

November 22, 2018

In two recently published papers, a scientific team at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports on…
In a Break with Dogma, Myelin Boosts Neuron Growth in Spinal Cord Injuries

May 24, 2018

Recovery after severe spinal cord injury is notoriously fraught, with permanent paralysis often the result. In recent years,…
A little myelin goes a long way to restore nervous system function

October 25, 2017

In the central nervous system of humans and all other mammals, a vital insulating sheath composed of lipids…
How multiple sclerosis can be triggered by brain cell death

December 14, 2015

Nanoparticles stop the progressive disease and are being developed for humans Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be triggered by…
Vitamin D could repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis

December 9, 2015

A protein activated by vitamin D could be involved in repairing damage to myelin in people with multiple…
New technique lets scientists see and study the interface where 2 cells touch

September 20, 2015

The method, used to study cells involved in myelination, provides ‘a glimpse into the social life of cells’…
Myelin-maker: How an FDA-approved drug boosts myelin synthesis

March 2, 2015

Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other…
Unhealthy attachments

February 26, 2014

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara take a deep look at the structure of myelin membranes to uncover insight…
Toddlers’ brain-wiring develops to accommodate new words

October 9, 2013

Researchers from King’s College London and Brown University (US) have identified how the ‘wiring’ in toddlers’ brains develops to…
UC Davis team “spikes” stem cells to generate myelin

August 29, 2013

Findings hold promise for developing regenerative therapies for spinal cord injuries and diseases such as multiple sclerosis Stem…
New technique that holds promise for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy

April 16, 2013

Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to…
Stem cells + nanofibers = promising nerve research

November 7, 2012

Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves…
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