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Stem cells from cloned human embryos-Australia first

Today in Daily Telegraph

500K for stem cell breakthrough comment By Simon Benson

August 07, 2007 12:00am

SYDNEY could become the first city in the world to produce stem cells from cloned human embryos with a $500,000 grant being offered by Premier Morris Iemma to the first scientist to do it.

With laws lifted on the previously illegal practice, the State Government is now looking to actively fund research to make NSW the world centre ...
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Expert Panel Consensus

Sounds very authoritative: "expert panel consensus". However, as is typical with all things MS, the consensus includes the old proviso, "more study required".

The role of optical coherence tomography in multiple sclerosis: Expert panel consensus.

J Neurol Sci. 2007 Jul 26
Sergott RC, Frohman E, Glanzman R, Al-Sabbagh A; on behalf of the OCT in MS Expert Panel.
Thomas Jefferson University, Wills Eye Hospital, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, 840 Walnut Street, Suite 930, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. ...
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May be some disruption for the next few hours

Hi all,

The server is getting some attention and may be sporadically non-cooperative over the next few hours. Should be OK... but let me know if anything comes up that you don't quite appreciate! lol.

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Disappointing Results for Beta Interferon

Disappointing Results For Beta Interferon, UK
05 Aug 2007

Authors of an article published in this week's edition of The Lancet medical journal claim a recent study has shown that early treatment with beta interferon reduced the risk for progression of disability by 40%.

Dr Lee Dunster, Head of Research and Information at the MS Society, said: "MS is a long term condition and disability prevention is an important consideration when evaluating potential therapies.

"This ...
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Not related but...

I wander if this breaktrough in heart disease and stem cells will be applicable in treating MS degeneration in the future? ... 07,00.html

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Oh God, help, please!

I am getting married in 7 days, and yesterday I developed a sore throat which today has spread to my lungs. I'm pretty certain it's flu virus.

Everytime I get the flu, I am bed-ridden for days. I am devastated :(

Nothing is open, I don't know where to call. I want to know if I can take antivirals while taking Rebif. I've scoured the net - ...
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Research on a stem cell alternative

Interesting stuff...

Toward An Alternative To Stem Cells For Treating Chronic Brain Diseases

Science Daily — With ethical issues concerning use of discarded embryos and technical problems hindering development of stem cell therapies, scientists in Korea are reporting the first successful use of a drug-like molecule to transform human muscle cells into nerve cells. This advance could lead to new treatments for stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders.

In the study, Injae ...
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What's your experience with cooling vests, etc.?

My heat intolerance is increasing and starting to become a problem if I need to go outside on hot days for any length of time. Someone just asked me what I knew about cooling vests and other cooling products, and I have to admit I know very little. I don't even know anyone who uses any (well, I might know them, but I don't know that they use them ...
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NA channel blockers: the risks.

Although NA channel blockers seem to have beneficial effects, there are a couple of cautions here: first, withdrawal seems to cause serious complications. However they don't mention how sudden the withdrawal was, so maybe it will be a case of simply not stopping them quickly, as with several other drugs. Second, the sentence, " the effect of sodium channel blockers on immune cells", makes me wonder what that effect was.
Hopefully, this just amounts to ...
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A noble prize and the pharmas

In an Interview in “La Vanguardia” a daily newspaper in Barcelona, the awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine 1993 for his discovery of split genes Dr. Richard J. Roberts a Research Director at New England Biolabs, Beverly, Massachusetts, said “the big pharmas are not interested in find a cure they are just interested in money” so their interests are in medications for all your live (don't forget the side effects). “The pharmas left the antibiotic ...
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