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Scientists use microRNA to rebuild nerves’ protective sheaths in MS model

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disease that occurs when the immune system attacks myelin, the protective sheath around nerves.

Arlene Weintraub from the trade outlet FierceBiotech writes about Cincinnati Children’s scientists using a microRNA called miR-219 to stimulate the rebuilding of myelin to restore physical function in mouse models of multiple sclerosis.

Q. Richard Lu, Ph.D., director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Children’s, and colleagues report their results in the journal Developmental Cell.

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