Teaching An Old Drug New Tricks: Fighting Iron Disorders With Drug Against Hypertension

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Researchers from the Innsbruck Medical University, the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) now made a surprising discovery that may lead to new therapeutic approaches to treating such disorders. In this week's online issue of the journal Nature Medicine they report that a compound that was frequently used to treat high blood pressure can reverse iron overload in mouse models and has the potential to treat similar conditions in humans. ...