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An old drug plays a new trick

A drug already used to treat Parkinson's disease induces repair of the damage that occurs to the myelin sheath around nerve fibres during multiple sclerosis. The finding offers new therapeutic avenues for this disease. See Article p.327

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Figure 1: Identification of a myelin-promoting drug.


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Wekerle, H., Meinl, E. An old drug plays a new trick. Nature 502, 314–315 (2013).

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