Glasgow scientists examine if stroke drug could help MS



Scientists will test whether a blood-thinning stroke drug could help to repair damage to nerve cells caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).
A team from Glasgow University will lead the two-year research project, which could offer fresh hope to 11,000 Scots living with the disease.
MS occurs when the protective coating on nerve fibres is damaged or lost, disrupting messages from the brain to the body and putting the nerves at risk of permanent damage.
Scientists will investigate whether a modified version of a stroke drug known as heparin could help to reduce the damage.
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12 October 2016 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Scotsman
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