Nine Lives: Cats’ Central Nervous System Can Repair Itself And Restore Function

Nine Lives: Cats’ Central Nervous System Can Repair Itself And Restore Function

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cat-behind-curtain.jpgScientists studying a mysterious neurological affliction in cats have discovered a surprising ability of the central nervous system to repair itself and restore function.

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that the restoration in cats of myelin — a fatty insulator of nerve fibers that degrades in a host of human central nervous system disorders, the most common of which is multiple sclerosis — can lead to functional recovery.

(Read the full story in Science Daily)

Thanks to Pam Guthrie for the story tip! 

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