Researchers Funded by the National MS Society Report Jumpstarting Myelin Repair and Restoring Functi

An experimental therapy succeeded in promoting the formation of nerve-insulating myelin and improving limb function in mice with an MS-like disease. The agent, miR-219, is a «microRNA,» a short segment of genetic material that is involved in turning on or off cell activity. These findings were reported by researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who were funded by the National MS Society and the National Institutes of Health. The team is continuing to test this and similar molecules for their potential to repair myelin in the lab, a necessary…

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