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Discovery reveals prolific ability of Schwann cells to generate myelin

20:00 EDT 4 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(Oregon Health & Science University) Scientists have discovered that a special type of cell is much more prolific in generating a protective sheath covering nerve fibers than previously believed. 'This totally overturns the textbook definition of the way Schwann cells work,' said senior author Kelly Monk, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.

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