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Old Drug, New Hope for Marfan Syndrome

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Science  07 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5770, pp. 36-37
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5770.36b

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On page 117, researchers report that in a mouse model of Marfan syndrome, the blood pressure drug losartan prevents aortic aneurysms as well as lung problems sometimes seen in the condition. (Read more.)