Researchers believe they may have found a 'missing link' in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Scientists say they have discovered a new molecule that could lead to a drug treatment to repair myelin, the fatty material that coats and insulates nerves. Damage to myelin can cause the symptoms of MS but there are currently no treatments to repair it.
The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, was carried out by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Cambridge, and funded by the MS societies of the US and UK.
The Independent- 27 June (Coverage also in The Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, The Herald, Press & Journal and The Sun)
Dr Doug Brown of the MS Society is quoted in several of the above pieces of coverage. Simon Gillespie was also interviewed by Sky News Radio, and Dr Robin Frankiln was on this morning's Today programme. Read more about the study on our website here.