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MS drug investigated for uses in other neurological diseases

The drug fingolimod restores hippocampal synaptic plasticity and improves memory function, and as such, it is commonly used to treat patients with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the August Pi Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute investigated other applications of the drug; preclinical results show an improvement of cognitive deficits in mice with […]

Neuro Vigor repurposing blood pressure drug for multiple sclerosis

Neuro Vigor is an Indiana startup from Purdue University, built on 15 years of research from neuroscientist Riyi Shi. They have found a new use for the generic drug hydralazine, which is commonly used in cases of hyptertension. Shi is working with the drug as treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as neuropathies, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. Hydralazine can bind to […]

Athlete’s foot drug may be MS therapy

Animal research has shown that common topical drugs used to treat eczema and athlete’s foot can encourage regrowth of myelin coating in damaged nerves, which may slow or stop disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients. Clinical trials have yet to begin, but research on human cells in vitro has been promising, and researchers at Case Western Reserve […]