2017 Articles and Releases

CDI Leaders Identify Surprising Culprit in Nerve Cell Damage

Jeffrey D. Milbrandt, MD, PhD, the James S. McDonnell Professor and head of the Department of Genetics at the School of Medicine, has recently joined the Children's Discovery Institute (CDI) Board of Managers. Co-investigator Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology, serves on the CDI Scientific Advisory Board. Together, they have implcated a specific molecule in the self-destruction of nerve axons, the electrical wiring of the nervous system. Understanding just how that damage occurs may help researchers find a way to halt it.

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