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Fri April 5, 2013

Amyloid Proteins Help Paralyzed Mice Walk Again

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 3:54 pm

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that amyloid-forming proteins, traditionally thought of as enemies to the nervous system, may actually be protective 'guardians' instead. Study author Lawrence Steinman, a neurologist at Stanford University, explains how amyloid injections helped paralyzed mice with a multiple-sclerosis-like disease walk again.