Changing skin cells into neural stem cells could lead to new MS treatment, study

A new treatment for people with multiple sclerosis, based upon an innovative scientific process may be on the horizon. In a nutshell, skin cells would be reprogrammed into brain stem cells, then transplanting them into the central nervous system. A study using mice shows these stem cells may reduce inflammation and reverse the nerve cell … Continue reading Changing skin cells into neural stem cells could lead to new MS treatment, study

40 years on, breast cancer drug shows potential to repair myelin

A drug that is a well-established treatment for breast cancer now looks set to be a new remyelination therapy for MS. Tamoxifen has been used to treat breast cancer since the early 1970s, but University of Cambridge, UK, researchers have found some previously unknown benefits of the treatment. Dr Mark Kotter, who led the project, … Continue reading 40 years on, breast cancer drug shows potential to repair myelin