Grapevine, TX | Methylene Blue for Cancer and Neurodegeneration | Kotsanis Institute
Methylene blue (MB), the first synthetic drug, has a 120-year-long history of diverse applications, both in medical treatments and as a staining agent. MB was originally invented as a textile dye by Hienrich Caro. It was used as a medical stain early on, and soon after it was found to be beneficial in treating malaria and was also found to have antipsychotic and sedative effects. There is now published research that methylene blue in combination with photodynamic therapy is effective in killing cancer cells and in arresting neurodegenerative disorders. Please join us in exploring the many ways this drug and light-based therapy can help so many people.