Researchers have recorded how myelin degrades real-time in live mice using a new imaging technique called CARS.
Using a technique called coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
microscopy, or CARS, scientists injected a compound called
lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) into the myelin of a mouse. Then, using
CARS, they observed an influx of calcium ions into the myelin. This
influx is now believed to start the process of myelin degradation.