Basic research is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to
understand how myelin is formed, how it is damaged in disease, and
how it may be repaired. In particular, HJKRI will study disease
mechanisms of Krabbe Disease in order to formulate therapies. HJKRI
strives to generate information that will promote effective
treatment strategies not only for children with leukodystrophies,
but also patients with Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, neuropathies and
other diseases in which myelin is damaged.