December 20, 2004

Myelin repair gene found?

MRI of spinal cord in MS patient

Researchers working at Cambridge and Harvard Universities may have found a gene, Olig 1, that promotes the regeneration of myelin, the fatty covering of nerves that is lost during multiple sclerosis and which results in the debilitating symptoms of the disease.
Researcher Dr Robin Franklin said: "This suggests that the Olig 1's function has been shaped by evolution to repair the brain in areas where the insulating layer of myelin has been depleted through disease."

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