Glasgow to trial first new Motor Neurone Disease drug in ‘historic moment’ – Evening Times

A NEW drug that could help combat the degenerative condition motor neurone disease (MND) is being trialled in Glasgow – the first test of its kind for more than 20 years.

Campaigners against the disease hailed the MIROCALS clinical trial – which is taking place in the UK and France – as an “historic moment”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the news, saying it could be a “major step towards the goal of a cure for this devastating disease”.

MND patients in Scotland are now being recruited to take part in the research, which involves the use of a drug already used to treat some some kinds of cancer.

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