ITV.COM: Study suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism

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A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.

The research team, which includes scientists at Newcastle University, discovered in lab and mouse studies that the drug carbamazepine, already approved for treating conditions such as epilepsy and bi-polar disease, can significantly reduce the effects of MCDS - a genetic condition which affects bone growth.

Period18 Sep 2017

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  • TitleStudy suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism
    Media name/outletITV.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/09/17
    DescriptionA drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.

    The research team, which includes scientists at Newcastle University, discovered in lab and mouse studies that the drug carbamazepine, already approved for treating conditions such as epilepsy and bi-polar disease, can significantly reduce the effects of MCDS - a genetic condition which affects bone growth.
    URLwww.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-09-18/study-suggests-epilepsy-drug-can-be-used-to-treat-form-of-dwarfism/
    PersonsRaymond Boot-Handford

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network

Keywords

  • dwarfism
  • medicine