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Scientists find key to repairing MS damage

• AFP

The study by scientists at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh has raised hopes of a new treatment within 15 years for the disabling neurological condition, which affects millions of people worldwide.

The team identified a mechanism essential to regenerating myelin sheaths -- the layers of insulation that protect nerve fibres in the brain -- and showed how it could be used to make the brain's own stem cells undertake this repair.

 

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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15 years!!!!  Are you serious? 

Looks like it is up to the herbal/health food people to provide a solution before S510 kicks in.


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