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An engineered botulinum toxin with improved medicinal potential

The botulinum neurotoxin is a common medicine for the treatment of a wide range of neuromuscular disorders, including muscle spasms, overactive bladder, cervical dystonia, and cerebral palsy (CP), as well as chronic migraine, and hyper-sweating. A team from Stockholm University, in collaboration with Ipsen Bioinnovation and Harvard Medical School, has now determined the molecular details… Read More »

MS symptoms improved by treatment that attacks glandular fever virus

Destroying the Epstein-Barr virus can help relieve MS symptomsBSIP SA / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Training the immune system to fight the virus responsible for glandular fever – also known as infectious mononucleosis or “mono” – leads to improvements in multiple sclerosis symptoms,  a small clinical trial has concluded. The Epstein-Barr virus has long… Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis Lung Function Improved With Triple Therapy

November 09, 2018 Share this content: Chloride sweat concentrations and Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised scores improved when VX-659 was added to tezacaftor and ivacaftor. Patients with cystic fibrosis with either 1 or 2 Phe508del alleles who were treated with a drug combination of VX-659, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor showed improved forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1),… Read More »