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    MND Research Blog - trials involving repurposing drugs

    The latest MND Research Blog gives a good summary of current clinical trials based on repurposing existing drugs.

    Reading Time: 7 minutes Is it possible that a drug that treats congestive heart failure could improve respiration in people with MND? Or that a drug used to treat cancer could reduce motor neuron inflammation and possibly slow progression of the disease? In this blog we take a look at drug repurposing – using a drug developed to treat…

    Diagnosed April 2017

    This MND Research blog is an update from a clinical trial of Truimeq, a repurposed HIV drug.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently published results from the open-label Lighthouse trial investigating safety of the drug Triumeq in people with MND revealed the treatment was safe and ready to progress to a larger Phase 3 clinical trial. The trial was held in Australia and recruited 40 people with MND who all received the active drug; this was because…

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.


      Hi Ellie,

      Thanks for posting the link. It makes very interesting reading.

      Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.