Easing neuropathic pain for millions of sufferers

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

Easing neuropathic pain for millions of sufferers

Postby MSUK » Thu May 03, 2012 1:26 am

Image

Neuropathic pain, caused by nerve or tissue damage, is the culprit behind many cases of chronic pain. It can be the result of an accident or caused by a variety of medical conditions and diseases such as tumors, Multiple Sclerosis, and diabetes. Typically resistant to common types of pain management including ibuprofen and even morphine, neuropathic pain can lead to lifelong disability for many sufferers.

Now a drug developed by Tel Aviv University researchers, known as BL-7050, is offering new hope to patients with neuropathic pain. Developed by Prof. Bernard Attali and Dr. Asher Peretz of TAU's Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the medication inhibits the transmission of pain signals throughout the body. In both in-vitro and in-vivo experiments measuring electrical activity of neurons, the compound has been shown to prevent the hyper-excitability of neurons - protecting not only against neuropathic pain, but epileptic seizures as well. ... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1896
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
User avatar
MSUK
Family Elder
 
Posts: 2123
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:00 pm

Advertisement

Re: Easing neuropathic pain for millions of sufferers

Postby sou » Thu May 03, 2012 7:50 am

How prototype! Yet another antiepileptic drug. Wow!
Shortest joke: "We may not be able to cure MS but we can manage its symptoms."
User avatar
sou
Family Elder
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:00 pm
Location: Greece


Return to General Discussion

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


Contact us | Terms of Service