(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) The Neurometabolic Diseases research team at IDIBELL and CIBERER, led by Aurora Pujol, has uncovered a novel disease of children affecting the brain white matter -- the myelin sheath --, leading to severe incapacity and death in some cases. These defects were corrected by a treatment with fingolimod, a drug in use for multiple sclerosis which interferes with this pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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