FENS 2018: Novel treatments for multiple sclerosis on the horizon

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Finding ways to help repair the damage caused to nerve cells by multiple sclerosis (MS) is a big ambition for scientists in the research field. At the FENS Forum of Neuroscience (7–11 July, Berlin, Germany), researchers from the USA and UK have come a step closer to identifying new treatments for the disease. Study number one: Jonah Chan (University of California, CA, USA) is investigating the use of clemastine fumarate for the treatment of MS. A clinical trial conducted by Chan has demonstrated for the first time, a modest but significant degree of remyelination in patients. In the trial, 50...

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