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Bladder Medication Boosts Myelin Repair in Mice, Report Researchers Funded by National MS Society

March 2, 2015

Researchers at the University of Buffalo funded by the National MS Society show that a medication approved by the FDA to treat overactive bladder stimulates myelin repair in mice. Administering the medication blocked a molecule that prevents myelin-making cells from developing. Blocking this molecule led to improvements in myelin formation and nerve impulse conduction.

Read more about this research on the University of Buffalo News Center
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Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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