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Researchers discover new clues about how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis develops
Date:3/31/2013

ansform from a remitting-relapsing form in which myelin is attacked but then is regenerated when existing progenitors create new oligodendrocytes to re-form myelin to a more chronic stage in which oligodendrocytes are no longer regenerated. MS researchers are working to identify new ways to induce the creation of new oligodendrocytes and improve their survival. "It's possible that we may be able to dovetail with some of the same therapeutics to slow the progression of ALS," Bergles says.


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