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New Flavonoid Compound May Promote Healing Of Myelin

Damage to myelin caused by inflammatory oligodendrocyte cell destruction combined with axon degeneration are two of the signs of multiple sclerosis (MS). Most of the available medications for MS are approved for relapsing–remitting (RR) MS, for which they reduce relapse rate, MRI measures of inflammation, and the accumulation of disability. But these medications are of […]

Zebrafish On A Swing

A failure of glial cells in the brain underlies the triggering of an epileptic seizure, a recent study from Norway suggests. The research group studied epileptic seizures in zebrafish (Danio rerio). One advantage of these fish over the usual rodent model is they are transparent, so activity in their nervous system is easier to observe. […]