Posts Tagged ‘brain cells’

Researchers Identify Master Switch For Myelination In Stem Cells

Researchers Identify Master Switch For Myelination In Stem Cells

Researchers from the University of Buffalo have identified a master switch that triggers the myelination process in the brain. This offers hope for people stricken with multiple sclerosis, a disease characterized by damage to the myelin sheath in nerve cells. The findings are published in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Myelin Influences Signals Sent By Brain Cells

Myelin Influences Signals Sent By Brain Cells

A recent study made by Ohio State University researchers have shown how myelin may act more than just insulation for neurons to enable normal communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. Myelin may also play a role in controlling nerve impulses traveling between the distant areas of the nervous system.

Potential MS Therapy May Damage Brain Cells

Potential MS Therapy May Damage Brain Cells

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease with no cure so far. What sufferers can depend on to deal with their condition is using MS therapy in order to live more normal lives. But researchers has recently discovered that a relatively new type of MS therapy may also damage and kill brain cells. Researchers at the