The paper entitled: "Regulation of developing myelin sheath elongation by oligodendrocyte calcium transients in vivo" and published in Nature Neuroscience in 2018 by Anna Krasnow, David Attwell and colleagues, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the MS Society Awards 2018
'In Multiple Sclerosis(MS), the myelin coating that protects our nerves is attacked by the immune system. To stop MS, we need to understand more about how myelin is made and repaired.
The researchers showed that calcium controls the development of myelin in zebrafish. High levels of calcium promoted myelin development whilst low levels prevented myelin development.
These results support further research into myelin development and repair in MS.’