New Aussie drug gives hope to treat MND

Australian researchers have developed a groundbreaking drug which holds hope of treating the debilitating and fatal motor neuron disease.

The result of 15 years of work has been tested on 32 patients in Melbourne and Sydney and showed it could slow the progression of the disease, rather than just treat the symptoms.

“It is a huge breakthrough,” Professor Ashley Bush, chief scientific officer of collaborative medicinal development and director of the Melbourne Dementia Research Centre, said on Friday.

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