News tagged with myelin sheath

Multiple sclerosis: Damaged myelin not the trigger

Damaged myelin in the brain and spinal cord does not cause the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), neuroimmunologists from the University of Zurich have now demonstrated in collaboration with researchers from Berlin, ...

Feb 27, 2012
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Viagra could reduce multiple sclerosis symptoms

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers have discovered that Viagra drastically reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models with the disease. The research, published in Acta Neuropathologica, demons ...

May 19, 2011
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Schizophrenia: It's in the wiring of the brain

Just as wires must be insulated to effectively carry electrical impulses, nerve cells must be insulated by myelin to effectively transmit neural impulses. Using typical magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, one can visually ...

Sep 16, 2013
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