新澳门金沙网站网址:Former villain may have hidden virtues

日期:2019-03-06 09:11:14 作者:宓椤腐 阅读:

By Sylvia Pagán Westphal THE notorious drug thalidomide can stop or delay an aggressive form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma in its early stages, doctors in the US report. Thalidomide was originally sold as a morning sickness cure but turned out to cause severe birth defects. It is only the third drug—and the first in three decades—that works against multiple myeloma. Vincent Rajkumar of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has found that 14 out of 16 patients recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma improved after taking thalidomide. In six,