Episode 5

EP 5 Could Weed Killer Cure This Rare Disease (Alkaptonuria)?


June 11th, 2019

26 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode

We talk to Nick Sireau (co-founder of Findacure and chairman of the AKU society) about his two sons, who were both born with Alkaptonuria which is an ultra-rare genetic condition that causes the bone's surface to turn black and corrode. Nick has worked tirelessly to help establish a new clinical trial, exploring whether a chemical originally used as a weed killer could provide a treatment for this debilitating condition. So far the signs are very positive, but Nick is currently awaiting the final results which will be disclosed in September.