Myelin-Making Cells May Help to Improve Learning, Reports The Scientist
October 30, 2014
A new study shows that myelin-making cells may do more than insulate nerve fibers - they may be important in how new motor skills (like riding a bike) are learned. These experiments, which the team is planning to continue, may eventually yield a new target for improving mobility and rehabilitation in people affected by MS. Co-author Ben Emery, PhD (then at the University of Melbourne) is now funded by the National MS Society to study myelin repair. Read more
Read more about Dr. Emery’s research and other newly funded Society grants.