Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hope from Research

Scientists in New York's Downstate and Maimonides Medical Centre have developed a substance that halts MS progression in mice. HALTS MS progression. In mice, but that's a step in the right direction.

The agent is made using a calcium-dependent enzyme called a calpain inhibitor. The researchers found MS was inhibited in the mice whether given orally or by injection. They also said the agent showed promise for both acute and chronic MS. Oral or injection, acute and chronic. This sounds like a research program that offers hope to MSers.

Here is an article in, and another in EurekAlert identifying the researchers.

Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s may also benefit from this research.

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