OHSU Study Offers Hope For People With Multiple SclerosisApril 19, 2019 |
by Elizabeth Hayes
In multiple sclerosis, the immune system eats away at the sheath that protects the nerves, disrupting signals between the brain and the body and causing problems in walking and eyesight.
No drugs have ever been developed to restore that protective layer, called myelin. But a study out Thursday from Oregon Health & Science University offers some hope. Researchers found myelin repair is possible, though their method has not yet been tested in humans.