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UCB and Biogen Idec's Oral VLA-4 Antagonist (CDP323) Enters

UCB and Biogen Idec's Oral VLA-4 Antagonist (CDP323) Enters Phase II Development for Multiple Sclerosis

Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge, MA (USA) - June 26, 2007- 7:00 am CET - UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) and Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced the initiation of a Phase II study of CDP323 - an oral VLA-4 antagonist - under development for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The double-blind, randomized Phase II study commenced this week with dosing of the ...
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effexor-xr//

i was proscribed effexor xr today for anxiety..was wondering it anyone had anything positive or negative to say about it? it does say at wipedia that you should take if you take drugs that it a cns depressant..i take avonex...anything that anybody knows about this would be great...thanks
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ACTRIMS

ACTRIMS was only a one day event this year, but covered some interesting subjects. Here is a summary from the NMSS.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/P ... 007jun22_2
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Markov transitional model

Never heard of this before. Anyone?

Markov model predicts short-term disability in multiple sclerosis
Source: Reuters
Author:
Date: Fri, 22 June 2007

The findings published in the June 12th issue of Neurology support the novel use of a Markov transitional model in predicting the short-term disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The standard statistical methods of survival analysis used to create clinical predictive models do not include the ongoing changing nature of MS, Dr. ...
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Autoimmunity theory

Step 1: find abstract on new autoimmune theory
Step 2: post on ThisIsMS
Step 3: sit back and watch fireworks.



Are multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis autoimmune disorders of endogenous vasoactive neuropeptides?

Med Hypotheses. 2007 Jun 18;
Staines DR.
Gold Coast Public Health Unit, 10–12, Young Street, Southport 4215, Queensland, Australia.

Autoimmune dysfunction of endogenous vasoactive neuropeptides (VNs) such as vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) has been postulated ...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Scientists find neurological gene mutation
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered the gene mutation that produces one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder -- an inherited neurological disease.
Researchers at the University of Michigan -- led by Professor Miriam Meisler -- said their finding means a genetic test will be possible for people with a less common subtype of the disorder -- one that, until now, was unidentified and had an unknown ...
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The Scientist

My twin brother works for a BioTech firm and he gave me an insert to the journal called The Scientist, it is from the May 2007 issue. I strongly recommend that you get this if you can. It's called Autoimmunity--Diseases, Mecanisms, Therapies. It's packed full of great info. Maybe someone who is more skilled with the computer than I am can PM me and I would be glad to send it to you. If possible ...
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Do you think there are different "strains" of ms?

Hi Everyone,

I was thinking about the great variations in how ms affects and progresses in different people and i was wondering if perhaps there could be different types or strains of ms.

Has anyone ever heard anything like this?
My neuro and gp's favourite answers are "i don't know" ms is a mystery :roll:

I often wonder what it is that makes one persons ms ...
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Johns Hopkins Cancer Update-REALLY GOOD!

Someone sent this to me at work so I don't have a web address. However, found it very, very interesting and helpful especially coming from "Johns Hopkins". Enjoy...

Subject: FW: Johns Hopkins Cancer Update
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:48:05 -0500

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not
show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
billion.When doctors tell cancer patients that there ...
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Inflamation and Chronic Diseases

Medical News Today

Inflammation Is At The Origin And Progression Of Diseases Such As Diabetes Or Cancer
21 Jun 2007

Fifteen top international specialists in this field will gather from 25-27 June for a conference entitled, "Inflammation and Chronic Disease", part of the "Barcelona BioMed" conference series organised by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Fundación BBVA. The event will be hosted by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC).

Inflammation and Chronic ...
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