Congratulations to Dr Steven Petratos, who has been successful in
obtaining a highly competitive grant to further his research on multiple
sclerosis (MS). The award was made by the US based National MS Society.
It is a pilot grant for USD40,000, and the topic is "Delineating the
role of the monocarboxylate transporter 8 (MCT8) in driving
oligodendrocyte precursor cell maturation". MCT8 carries thyroid
hormone, and when it doesn't work there's a problem with myelination, as