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Archemix Announces Strategic Alliance With Elan to Discover and Develop Aptamer Therapeutics

Archemix Corp. announced today a multi-year, multi-product alliance with Elan Corporation plc focused on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of first-in-class aptamer therapeutics to treat autoimmune disease. The companies will seek to develop aptamer therapeutics to IL-23, a cytokine that has emerged as a mediator in the chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases, and additional protein targets. The collaboration combines Archemix's extensive expertise in aptamer ...
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Silk

Another technology story. Perhaps they will repair us with silk and micro-chips in the future.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5172422.stm
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Brain chip

MS news is thin on the ground and August / September are quiet months before the ECTRIMS and ACRIMS (Oct) conferences take place and new research / trial results are released.

Technological advances continue - the BBC website reported today that scientists were developing a retina which could be attached to the optic nerves and give people back their site (probably within ten years). Another advance reported today was a brain chip which would help ...
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newest thing to happen to me

okay everyone could some one please explain to me why this stuff is going on..i hate the fact that i cant get a answer to anything..i woke up monday morning at around 12 or so and my whole right size was seizing up on me..i had to call 911 very scary..took me in and did more mris and guess what nothing on them at all...AGAIN......i was laughing and crying at the same time..the poor dr ...
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Geographic spread

It has been suggested by some that MS may have come from Scandinavia and that's why countries where the Vikings invaded have higher rates e.g. Scotland, Ireland. When I met with Prof Ebers who is looking at MS genes he said this was a bit fanciful and said that MS also occurs in countries such as India. Indeed I have read that rates are increasing in areas such as the Caribbean (as neurologists increase the ...
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Insomnia?

Like many on this website, I experienced fatigue following an MS attack. Prior to the first obvious signs of MS, I also had problems with insomnia. I was wondering if others also experienced sleep problems prior to their MS.

thinkingoutloud
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Pictures

Arron would it be possible to make it so all the members could post pics with their posts so we could be closer. I think seeing one another would bring a personal touch to this great web site. People with M.S need that personal feeling instead of that far away feeling we get when we leave the neurologists office, thx. rob
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Obtaining Social Security Disability

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone heres from Oregon? If not, that's fine too but I was curious to ask all of you how difficult was it to obtain social security disability benefits for yourselves? Oh, and what symptoms did you have at the time and the amount of time it took to go through the application process? Im now approaching a year and a half and still haven't had my time in front ...
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Agent Orange and it's relationship to MS

I am a Vietnam Veteran and have been diagnosed with MS over 3 years. Due to the VA's "7 year rule" I cannot get compensation for my disease. The "7 year rule" has no basis other than if you do not have a diagnosis of MS within 7 years after your discharge from the service you do not qualify for compensation. I am trying to go back and link any symtoms I had after my ...
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