Teaching old drugs new tricks
- 18 December 2015
Researchers looking at multiple sclerosis investigate using drugs normally prescribed for other diseases.
Affecting 1 in 1,000 people, multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own brain and spinal cord.
Professor Lars Fugger’s research at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences has found that a drug used to treat hypertension also has some efficacy against neurodegeneration, which is part of MS.
Read more (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences website)