NIH researchers identify candidate drug to treat Batten disease

Mouse study suggests new drug could slow progress of fatal childhood disorder

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a potential new drug that could help in the treatment of a form of Batten disease, a fatal childhood disorder. The researchers tested the drug in mice with the disease and found that it slowed the loss of coordination seen in the disorder, and extended the animals’ life span.

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