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).