Gout Discovery at Duke University Could Lead to New Treatment

A new treatment for treating Gout can normalize levels of uric acid in the blood within hours in patients who have failed to respond to any other treatments.

Thanks to a study from Duke University, a new way of treating gout is being explored that can normalize levels of uric acid in the blood within hours in patients who have failed to respond to any other treatments. The experimental new drug being tested targets and attacks excess uric acid, the root cause of Gout, and converts it into another chemical that is released through the urine. Researchers have even found that the drug reduces the size of crystalline deposits of uric acid, a common occurrence in Gout patients.