The results showed that for the primary endpoint of Multiple Sclerosis Practical Composite rating 32 percent of patients treated with masitinib had been responders against 0 percent under placebo. Responses were observed in the third month and were more-or-less sustained over the study’s 18-month duration. These total results claim that daily administration of masitinib can be of therapeutic advantage to progressive types of multiple sclerosis and may represent an innovative avenue of treatment for this disease. Related StoriesDiscovery can offer clues to how some infections control expression of genetic materialStudy reveals mechanism behind protein-related diseasesProtein sensor for proprioception found Professor Vermersch commented: Masitinib is a selective inhibitor of specific kinases that enjoy a major function in the activation of mast cells, which get excited about the immune response, in the recruitment of lymphocytes to the mind, and also in inflammatory processes associated with multiple sclerosis and many of its resulting symptoms.All aspects of diabetes research are eligible to apply for funding. Proposals are anticipated to lead to further development of drugs, devices, cell processes and therapies that relate with the diagnosis, treatment and administration of Type I or Type II diabetes. ‘Advancing the treatment of people living with Type I or II diabetes is usually important for us,’ stated Dr. Douglas Miller, dean of the Faculty of Medication & Dentistry.