Saving the Brain's White Matter with Mutated Mice, Tel Aviv University Study  
8/18/2010 6:37:07 AM

ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2010) — Vanishing White Matter (VWM) disease is a devastating condition that involves the destruction of brain myelin due to a mutation in a central factor. To understand the disease and test potential treatments that could apply to other disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, Prof. Orna Elroy-Stein of Tel Aviv University's Department of Cell Research and Immunology is leading a scientific breakthrough by developing laboratory mice which carry the VWM mutation -- an important new tool.