Stem cells are ‘blank canvas’ cells capable of becoming any type of cell in the body, such as muscle, brain tissue or, in the case of this study, the myelin sheath.The myelin sheath is a fatty lining around the nerves in the brain that protects and insulates these neural pathways.

Multiple Sclerosis drug TreatmentA sufferer of multiple sclerosis has this protective myelin sheath stripped away, exposing the nerves underneath. These nerves get weathered and damaged without the myelin sheath and, as a result, the patient suffers from shakes and numbness.

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