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How an epilepsy drug could be used to treat a form of dwarfism

An epilepsy drug could be used to treat a form of dwarfism, a new study by North East scientists has suggested.

Carbamazepine, which is used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, has been shown in lab tests to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.

The team who have made the breakthrough are from Newcastle University’s Institute of Genetic Medicine, The University of Manchester and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia.

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