Drug to Block Arthritis, Coming Soon

September 11, 2012

A new pain-busting pill that could revolutionise treatment for arthritis comes closer to reality. The protein GM-CSF is unique to arthritis and plays a role in the defective immune system response that leads to the disorder.

Now, experts believe that blocking the action of the vital protein could lead to a new treatment for the painful inflammatory disease, the Daily Express reported.

Professor John Hamilton who led the research at the University of Melbourne in Australia, said that not only can blocking GM-CSF, which is also known as Leukine, suppress the actual disease, it can also reduce pain in sufferers.

Source: Med India

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