Groundbreaking research to restore myelin sheaths in multiple sclerosis – Health Europa

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A groundbreaking study has identified an important mechanism that can be used to control the restoration of myelin sheaths in patients with degenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and following traumatic injuries.

The researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and led by neurobiologist Professor Claire Jacob, were able to regenerate damaged myelin sheaths in mice by treating them with the active substance theophylline, restoring their nerve cell function. This research could have huge implications for people with multiple sclerosis who have damaged myelin sheaths.

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