US NIH scientists discover ACDC, exploring bisphosphonates as treatment
This article was originally published in Scrip
After 18 months endeavour, scientists at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered ACDC. No, not the Australian "Highway to Hell" rock band, founded in the 1970s by the brothers Young, Angus and Malcolm. Nor does the finding involve alternating current/direct current, or electricity in any way. Instead, the NIH's breakthrough entails a rare genetic disease, which the agency has dubbed arterial calcification due to CD73 deficiency – ACDC – whose cause had previously not been identified.
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