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Wiggle Your Big Toe

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Generally we move our bodies pretty automatically and quickly, thanks to myelin, insulation which coats some of our nerve cells. Though one autoimmune disease – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – attacks this insulation, impacting patients’ motor and sensory functions. Researching brain development and the disease itself can help develop better treatments for MS patients in the future.

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References 📚
Info on MS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis#Causes
Conduction Velocity thanks to Myelin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10921/
Conduction velocity of different neurons by type: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerve_conduction_velocity

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