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Tovaxin - T Cell therapy

Dear all,

The Boston Cure Project site has posted an article today about Tovaxin - a T Cell vaccine. An individual provides details of his success with this treatment. Does anyone have any more information on this treatment - looks promising?

Bromley


http://www.bostoncure.org:8080/article. ... ode=nested


It's interesting how those treatments which stop attacks (Campath and Tovaxin), rather than just reduce attacks (the CRAB drugs only reduce the attacks by ...
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Lipitor Trials for People with CIS at Risk for MS

Hi all

A Phase II Study of Atorvastatin (aka Lipitor) is now recruiting people across the US who have been diagnosed with Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS) and are at Risk for Multiple Sclerosis.

The definition of CIS, eligibility criteria and locations of centers recruiting people may be found here.

The study hypothesis states:
Early intervention with atorvastatin in patients with CIS will result in a state of immunological tolerance.

The eventual findings should be ...
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OxyPharma Announces Selection of MS Drug

Found this on the internet.

OxyPharma Announces Selection of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Drug Development Candidate

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 5, 2005--Swedish drug development company OxyPharma has selected a candidate drug (CD) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) from its autoimmune diseases drug discovery program. The selected compound, Rob 895, is now ready to go into a full-scale pre-clinical program.

Rob 895 has been developed from OxyPharma's patented lead compound B-220, from which OxyPharma has developed ...
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Another candidate treatment successfully passes phase I

It's only completed phase I so far...


4SC SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES PHASE I STUDY FOR PRODUCT CANDIDATE FOR THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

24 March 2005 - 4SC AG, a drug discovery and development company specialising in research and development of therapeutic agents, announced today that they have successfully concluded phase I studies for the small molecule product candidate SC12267 for treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
A safe and well ...
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COPAXONE-NEG. REACTIONS NEED HELP!

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THIS IS MY LAST HOPE.
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Laquinimod phase II results published

It took them quite a long time to publish, but better late than never I suppose...


Teva and Active Biotech Announce That Laquinimod Phase II Data Has Been Published Today in Neurology

BUSINESS WIRE - March 22, 2005 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech announced today that the final report of the Phase II study of laquinimod, which was successfully concluded in September 2003, has been published today in NEUROLOGY:

"Treatment with laquinimod reduces ...
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MBP 8298 for SPMS Phase III Trial in Canada

Clinical Trial Information for MBP8298

Protocol:
A double-blind, placebo controlled multicentre study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MBP8298 in subjects with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
Description:
This is a two-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial in secondary progressive MS patients, comparing the time to confirmed worsening of disability as measured by EDSS (Expanded Disability Status Scale).

The trial is expected to enroll up to 553 patients. Patients will be administered either MBP8298 or ...
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T Cell Therapy

Still early days on this one, but the more the merrier...


PharmaFrontiers...Key Clinical Milestones in Multiple Sclerosis

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cell therapy developer PharmaFrontiers Corp. (OTCBB:PFTR) has...reached critical milestones in two Phase I/II clinical trials to evaluate the application of its T Cell therapy in multiple sclerosis.

Two clinical studies of its Tovaxin autologous T Cell therapy for treatment of multiple sclerosis have reached critical milestones. In one study, a ...
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MMP inhibitor phase I trial

Whilst MS is not specifically mentioned in this release the fact that Serono are involved makes it very likely

19 January 2005 Vernalis Plc: Anti-Inflammatory Compound Partnered with Serono Starts Clinical Trials Vernalis plc (LSE:VER, Nasdaq: VNLS), today announced that its partner Serono (virt-x: SEO and NYSE: SRA) has started a phase I clinical trial of a selective inhibitor of MMP-12 (matrix metalloprotease inhibitor-12). This is the first compound to enter the clinic resulting from ...
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IgM Antibody question.

Hi All,

I'm new here so apologise if this has already been covered somewhere but I'd like to ask if anyone else has elevated IgM levels. Mine are way over the limit and keep rising. The neuro I saw seemed very concerned about it without being very forthcoming as to why. So I got to researching and found the following article:

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NIH Grant to Study IgM Antibodies in MS


The National Institutes of Health ...
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