News-Medical: Researchers discover unique process of brain cell death in MS

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a unique process of brain cell death that affects the cells that are most vulnerable in multiple sclerosis (MS). After identifying the process called pyroptosis, or fiery death, the researchers were able to block the enzyme in the brain that is responsible for it, using a drug that could potentially treat MS. (June 13, 2018)

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