Can existing drugs reduce heat sensitivity in MS?
Lead researcher: Dr Mark Baker
Based at: Queen Mary, University of London
Grant we awarded: £108,020
What happens in the project?
We know changes in temperature can affect the way our nerves function, and make it more difficult from them to send messages. And Mark and his team have uncovered a potential mechanism for these changes.
They now want to test if two existing drugs, amiloride and bumetanide, can alter the temperature sensitivity of nerves in rodents.
How will it help people with MS?
We’re learning more about the biology behind heat sensitivity, bringing us closer to developing effective treatments to manage this symptom.e
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