National MS Society-Supported Researchers Report Success Protecting Nervous System in Mice
May 29, 2015
Researchers funded by the National MS Society and the Illinois Lottery administered a compound that naturally occurs in the brain, called lanthionine ketamine-ester (LKE), to mice with an MS-like disease. The treatment reduced signs of the disease and also reduced nerve degeneration . If these results hold up in future research, it could lead to clinical trials with people with MS to test the ability of LKE to protect the nervous system from damage and stop MS progression.
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