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Pancreatic Factor Promotes CNS Remyelination After Injury

Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 promotes remyelination in mice and may be a promising key molecule for treating demyelinating diseases, a new study by scientists at Osaka University shows. Demyelination occurs in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and is associated with neurological dysfunction. In normal development, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) differentiate into oligodendrocytes, which are […]

Anti-sense RNA Helps In Damaged Nerve Repair

An “anti-sense” RNA (AS-RNA) is expressed after nerve injury to regulate how the damaged nerves rebuild their coating of myelin, scientists from Brown University have discovered. Myelin, like the cladding around a cable or wire, is crucial for making nerves efficient conductors. The research, done in mice, may reveal a new way to intervene in […]