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Common acne drug can slow progress of MS in people with early symptoms: study - CTV News

A common, affordable antibiotic used to treat acne can help stave off the progression of multiple sclerosis in people who've experienced early symptoms of the disease, according to a new Canadian study. A clinical trial led by researchers at the ...and more »

Common acne medication offers new treatment for multiple sclerosis - UCalgary News

Lead author of the study, Professor Luanne Metz from the Cumming School of Medicine, with neuroscientist V. Wee Yong, who initially had the idea to test the acne medicine in an animal model. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary. A Canadian ...and more »

Common acne medicine reduces risk of multiple sclerosis, Calgary researchers find -

Millions of people already take minocycline to treat acne, but University of Calgary researchers have found the inexpensive antibiotic also helps to control multiple sclerosis (MS). Their work opens up new treatment options for people who have ...and more »

Common acne drug could treat MS, University of Calgary research shows -

WATCH ABOVE: Those suffering from multiple sclerosis are getting help from an unexpected source. As Heather Yourex-West explains, an inexpensive acne drug can help people with early-stage symptoms. X. - A A +. Listen. When Jill was 27, she woke up with ...and more »

Acne drug slows multiple sclerosis in early stages, study finds - Toronto Star

A common acne medication called minocycline has been shown to delay the progress of multiple sclerosis for patients in the early stages of the disease, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. The discovery is a “game changer” because the drug ...and more »

Acne antibiotic delays development of multiple sclerosis in small trial - Reuters

(Reuters Health) - An inexpensive antibiotic used to fight acne appears to delay the development of multiple sclerosis in people in the earliest stage of the crippling disease, according to a Canadian study. Treatment with the generic tetracycline drug ...and more »

U of C research finds common acne drug can be used to treat multiple sclerosis - National Observer

When Jill was 27, she woke up with tingling and numbness in her left hand that eventually spread to half her body. The Calgary woman, who did not want her last name used for fear it could hinder her future employment, went for tests and was told there ...and more »