A 750x view of the Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles used in the study (Image: Lonnie Shea)
A normal nerve cell (left) and one affected by MS (Image: Shutterstock)
Good news may be on the way for sufferers of multiple sclerosis – a team of scientists from Illinois-based Northwestern University, the University of Sydney, and the Myelin Repair Foundation in California have succeeded in halting the effects of the disease in lab mice. It all comes down to using nanoparticles to trick the immune system.
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