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Wayne State University researcher's model will target causes of everyday MS symptoms
Date:2/14/2012

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"Using different classes of existing drugs," Gow said, "novel therapies can be developed with shorter delays in moving from the bench to the bedside."

Treating MS patients with drugs used for typical behavioral disorders such as schizophrenia and depression can have terrible side effects for patients, he said, and can be ineffective because the drugs are attempting to rectify nonexistent imbalances in brain neurochemicals. If successful, Gow's research will provide a way to more accurately diagnose what is happening to MS patients, which could result in more effective treatments and improved quality of everyday life.


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Contact: Julie O'Connor
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313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
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