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Adult Stem Cells Reprogrammed To Become Myelin-Making Cells

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
Contributed by: Gerson G in South Florida

Medical News Today

Article Date: 01 Aug 2008 - 4:00 PDT

Research published in Nature Neuroscience , electronic publication ahead of print) has shown that adult stem cells in mice that are developing into nerve cells can be redirected to turn into myelin -making cells by changing a single gene . This type of research may some day help repair the damage to myelin which occurs in multiple sclerosis (MS).

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