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Big pharma gets involved with stem cells, UK

The pharmaceutical industry on Tuesday announced its first direct involvement in research using human embryonic stem cells.

Three companies have set up a consortium with the government to develop stem cells for safety testing of new drugs through a public-private partnership. The launch of Stem Cells for Safer Medicines, or SC4SM, is significant because “big pharma” has been reluctant to engage in embryonic stem cell research.

Companies fear the reaction in markets such as the ...
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Study finds little difference in Copaxone v Rebif trial

Merck KGaA's Rebif multiple-sclerosis drug is not superior to rival Teva's Copaxone, a study obtained by Reuters on Wednesday showed.
"The number of events (relapses) was insufficient to establish a statistically significant difference between the two products, despite a trend advantage for Rebif," the report said.

The 96-week Phase IV study involving almost 800 patients will be presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Prague.

Merck inherited Rebif ...
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need some help plz

i go to the dr on fri
i was not have had any reaction from the abx unless i have bacteria right
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Rebif vs Copaxone

I wouldn't say this qualifies as big news, but if anybody is trying to make a choice right now...



Merck KGaA's Rebif, Teva's Copaxone similar-study

Oct 10 (Reuters) - Merck's Rebif multiple-sclerosis drug is not superior to rival Teva's Copaxone, a study obtained by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

"The number of events (relapses) was insufficient to establish a statistically significant difference between the two products, despite a trend advantage for Rebif," the report said.

The ...
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Genes that affect reponses of MS to Copaxone

Israeli scientists identify: Genes that Affect Responses of Multiple Sclerosis Patients to Copaxone®

http://80.70.129.162/site/en/weizman.as ... oc_id=4890

A group of Israeli scientists from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the Weizmann Institute of Science and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have recently identified genes responsible for the positive response of many multiple sclerosis patients to the drug Copaxone®. These findings may contribute to the development of personalized medicine for multiple sclerosis ...
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European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS

FYI...this conference is meeting this week...I've seen a few tidbits online re: some of the studies, but haven't seen much

TOL
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MRI time lapse of MS (and other) brains

never noticed this mri site before. it's an ms brain. or if you just go back as far as aanlib in the URL you can see all the other kinds of brain mris they have. on the ms brain (with tour) - that's the link below - if you find the right vertical slice, then you can move along the timeline from left to right and watch for changes. here and there there's some explanation ...
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Tobacco Smoke Dispelled as Factor in MS Progression

Tobacco Smoke Dispelled as Factor in MS Progression

GRONINGEN, Netherlands, Oct. 9 -- Smoking has been overrated as an important factor in spurring multiple sclerosis progression and disability, researchers here said.

Smoking was not associated with primary or secondary MS progression on any measures except for some weak associations with disability, found Marcus Koch, M.D., of the University Medical Center Groningen here, and colleagues, in a large cohort study in the Oct. 9 issue of ...
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Remyelination

Okay it's with the mouse model, but it's Mayo Clinic which is highly respected. And we need cheering up. Lots more articles due end of this week with the ECTRIMS conference.

Ian


Antibody leads to repair of myelin sheath in lab study of multiple sclerosis and related disorders 09 October 2007

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a human antibody administered in a single low dose in laboratory mouse models can repair myelin, the ...
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