Identification of a new subtype of multiple sclerosis: an interview with Bruce Trapp

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Bruce Trapp is the Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at the Cleveland Clinic (OH, USA). His current research focuses on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), where his laboratory have a rapid autopsy program that MS patients sign up to in order to donate their brain and spinal cord for research. The brains are obtained very rapidly by ambulance and are taken straight to MRI, where they are examined for 2 hours. They are then transferred to pathology where Bruce’s lab processes the brains and spinal cords. In this interview, Bruce speaks to us about his recent Lancet Neurology...

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