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Vamorolone - A Promising New Steroid to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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29 September 2018

A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling inflammation, indicates a new study led by Children's National Health System researchers. However, the study suggests the new investigational steroid doesn't activate several additional pathways involved in prednisone's bevy of undesirable side effects.

Vamorolone, which was developed at Children's National, has the potential to be a game-changer for patients who need to use prednisone long-term

To read more:https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/cn...