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Myelin Disorders

Information about different types of myelin disorders. Myelin is the coating of protein and fats around nerve cells that acts as an insulating sheath.

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and Lorenzo's Oil
Article explains adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, and what new treatments are being explored. You can find out how Lorenzo Odone (the child in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil") is doing, too.

What Is Lorenzo's Oil?
Information about what Lorenzo's oil is and what it is used for.

What Was The Movie "Lorenzo's Oil" About?
Information about the movie "Lorenzo's Oil" including when it was made, what it was about, and who starred in it.

Lorenzo Odone
Information about the life of Lorenzo Odone and Lorenzo's oil.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Article describes Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Canavan Disease
Information about the genetic disorder Canavan disease, a type of leukodystrophy that affects the brain tissue.

Krabbe Disease
Feature article describes Krabbe disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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