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Drug to Block Arthritis, Coming Soon

by Sheela Philomena on September 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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 Drug to Block Arthritis, Coming Soon

A new pain-busting pill that could revolutionise treatment for arthritis comes closer to reality. The protein GM-CSF is unique to arthritis and plays a role in the defective immune system response that leads to the disorder.

Now, experts believe that blocking the action of the vital protein could lead to a new treatment for the painful inflammatory disease, the Daily Express reported.

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Professor John Hamilton who led the research at the University of Melbourne in Australia, said that not only can blocking GM-CSF, which is also known as Leukine, suppress the actual disease, it can also reduce pain in sufferers.

Source: ANI
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