Microscope in the lab

Myelin repair

To stop MS, we need treatments that repair damage to the protective myelin coating around nerves.

Finding treatments that can repair myelin forms a key focus of our research programme, including our world class research centres in Cambridge and Edinburgh. This will complement treatments that aim to stop immune attacks and protect nerves themselves from damage.

We’re making real progress, with the first treatments that could repair myelin being tested in clinical trials.

Find out more about myelin repair