Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: acrolein

An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and...

Study points to potential monitoring approach for personalized treatment of spinal cord injuries

Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries. The neurotoxin, called acrolein,...

Drug may reduce chronic pain for spinal cord injuries

West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug that has been shown to remove the toxin might be...

Testing method promising for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple...

Purdue researchers work on drug to relieve spinal cord injuries

Purdue University researchers are working to develop a drug that could reverse some spinal cord injuries as well as other neurological traumas. Richard Borgens, founder of the Center for Paralysis Research and a leader of...