Dr. Urano's Blog

Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD with graduate student

Our Discovery in Lay Terms

I have found several news reports describing our discovery of our drug targets and a potential drug for Wolfram syndrome. These reports are written in lay terms and easy to understand. I appreciate these journalists help us raise awareness of Wolfram syndrome.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-11-muscle-viable-treatment-wolfram-syndromerare.html

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/11/25/muscle-relaxant-may-treat-rare-form-diabetes-scientists-find/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141124152604.htm

http://diabetesnewsjournal.com/2014/11/25/commonly-prescribed-muscle-relaxant-may-also-be-a-viable-treatment-for-rare-form-of-diabetes/

Thank you again for reading this. I am grateful.

Take care,

Fumi Urano

 


Studying animal models and cells taken from patients with Wolfram syndrome, first author Simin Lu, PhD (left), and principal investigator Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD, led a team that found the FDA-approved muscle relaxant dantrolene may be an effective treatment for the rare but devastating form of diabetes. Credit: Robert Boston