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Even Thin Myelin Can Restore Nervous System Function

Renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore the impaired nervous system in long-lived animals, and can do so for years after the onset of disease, report researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The findings support the idea that thin myelin sheaths are a valid, persistent marker of remyelination, a hypothesis challenged by other […]

Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1 Gene Therapy Treatment Promising

Gene therapy may be the best method for correcting the single faulty gene that causes Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1), National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have shown in mice. The gene therapy involved inserting a functional copy of the NPC1 gene into mice with the disease. The treated animals were then found to have […]