Press Reports on Possible MS Cure: Research on Potential Strategy to Repair Myelin —No Human Studies

Early studies in mice on the immune messenger protein «LIF,» leukemia inhibitory factor, have recently been covered in the press as a possible cure for multiple sclerosis. This protein shows potential for both regulating the immune response that goes awry in MS, and stimulating the repair of damaged nerve-insulating myelin. In 2015, a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and Yale University reported these findings, noting that by using an advanced system involving tiny «nanoparticles,» they could deliver LIF to immature myelin-making cells in mice,…

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