Australian Scientists Develop Novel Drug To Combat Inflammatory Diseases

by Medindia Content Team on  February 9, 2006 at 1:28 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Australian Scientists Develop Novel Drug To Combat Inflammatory Diseases
Researchers from Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney have expressed hope over their newly developed drug to combat a severe inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis. It is also claimed to improve the clinical outcome in patients with asthma, multiple sclerosis, heart attack, sepsis, psoriasis and post transplant recipients.

The unique drug formulation has been tested on animal models (mice) and promising results have been obtained. It has been found to provide a dramatic pain reduction. In addition, it also promoted the general health status of the sufferer.

The identification of a specific mechanism by which the circulating while blood cells release toxic substances into the joints, causing joint damage is said to have triggered the discovery. Following injection of the new drug, the diseased tissue is restored back to the normal state within hours.

The ability of the drug to reverse the disease process in affected mice is remarkable. The development of this drug is believed to be a major milestone in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers have however warned that this prospective drug treatment cannot be considered a cure as the disease can relapse sometime later.

The researchers are now eagerly looking forward to conducting an extensive human clinical trial in volunteers to determine the safety and efficacy of the drug. This proposal is expected to be materialized in the next 18 months.


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my brother (Danny Josevski 50 years)suffers severely from Rheumatoid Arthritis & has been living with this disease for the last 10-15 years. His body completely riddled with this disease, he doesnt have many good days and is constantly in severe pain-making trips to doctor/hospital 1-2 week. he is at the stage where he cannot lift his arms above his waist, he cannot shower or dress without assistance the pain is too great. his condition continues to deteriorate and is proving harder to carry on with normal living. We did see a program on TV about a new breakthrough for this form of arthritis and are very interested in finding out more. At this point in his life he is very keen to participate in the trial of this new treatment. we would greatly appreciate any information or direction that you could help him get involved in this trial treatment. My contact details *Mobile: 0400-200118 *Work: 02) 9223-4888 *Home: (02) 9585-0021 Kind Regards Sue Cvetkoski
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what is the name of the drug?
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