Blood from young mice helps older mice with multiple sclerosis

A new mouse study has shown that blood from young mice helps old mice to heal damage caused by MS. MS causes myelin, which insulates nerve cells electrically, to become damaged. Stem cells can produce myelin but they lose efficiency in older patients. Researchers in the UK have found a way to reverse this age-related…

Stem Cells May Reverse Age-Related Multiple Sclerosis Effects

Proof-of-principle study provides hope for stimulating remyelination Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University, and the University of Cambridge have found that the age-related impairment of the body’s ability to replace protective myelin sheaths, which normally surround nerve fibers and allow them to send signals properly, may be reversible, offering new hope that therapeutic strategies…