The grant will provide Bob Axtell with $2.8 million to study NMO and investigate its similarities to other autoimmune diseases, particularly MS.
OMRF researchers found that, in laboratory mice, a particular white blood cell seems to play a key role in MS.
The National Eye Institute will provide Bob Axtell with $2.8 million to study NMO.
OMRF has received $646,000 to study the genetic origins of NMO.
The grant is to study the interplay between two specific cell types that drive MS.
For nearly 20 percent of MS patients, vision loss is the first symptom.