Wednesday, 23 June 2010

MS drug's epic journey from folklore to lab - fingolimod

From the MS Trust webiste:
Research into ancient Chinese fungus that propagates inside insects yields potential relief for multiple sclerosis.
For centuries Chinese medicine has seen restorative properties in an Asian fungus that invades and destroys insects. Now a drug drawing on that age-old lore is poised to become an important new treatment for multiple sclerosis.  Read full article here