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International team analyses human genetic variation in key immune region

In-depth analysis will enable scientists to identify genetic risk factors for common immune diseases.


An international group of researchers today unveiled a detailed map of human genetic variation within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), the most important region of the human genome encoding the human response to infection, autoimmune disease and organ transplantation. The work represents a milestone in the analysis of genetic variability for ...
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Hello, Newbie Here

Hey! My name is Eliza. I just was searching through the web and came across this site. This looks liek a nice site and with some helpful information about MS so I figured I'd join.

A little about myself: I am married and 33 years old. No children yet, but I have two dogs if that counts as children :). I was diagnosed with MS in 2003, ...
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Fampridine SR

One of the companies I monitor closely is Acorda Therapeutics who are focussed on restoring neurological function. Here are the results from the Fampridine trial which is to improve walking.


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I eliminated my post

I eliminated my post
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tomaxifenprov

I guess I get to be a guinea pig of sorts, only inadvertantly, as I started Tomaxifen three days ago as a preventative for reoccurrence of breast cancer. It was highly recommended by the oncologist that I do this as statistically the tomaxifen would provide a significant reduction in all breast cancer events. So of course I decided that I should add this to my regimin of drugs that I take. But he also had ...
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microRNAs

This is interesting, and they do mention neurodegenerative disorders.



IBM & Genome Institute of Singapore Collaboration May Lead to Better Understanding of Cell Process Regulation

22 Sept 2006 -- IBM, in collaboration with the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), today revealed results from a joint research study that could potentially alter our views of how cell processes are regulated.

The two teams have discovered that microRNAs, small molecules that are an important regulatory component in ...
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Would Like To Say Hello

Hi, my name's Nina, I'm 50 and waiting to be diagnosed after a very long wait.

I hope you don't mind me being here but I'd really appreciate any help I can get to help me on my journey.

It's quite a site here!! It will take a bit of getting used to but I'd like to stick around if you'll have me.

Take care all. :D ...
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Taurine

I think this is interesting because taurine is one of the main ingredients in energy drinks like Red Bull. The study seem relevant to MS since neuroprotection is obviously key, and mitochondrial dysfunction is being increasingly implicated in MS.



Taurine increases mitochondrial buffering of calcium: role in neuroprotection.

Amino Acids. 2006 Sep 8;
El Idrissi A.
Department of Biology and Center for Developmental Neuroscience, College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, ...
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Biogen and PML

Another Partner for Biogen
By Brian Lawler
September 21, 2006

It seems that not a week goes by when I'm not writing about Biogen IDEC (Nasdaq: BIIB) licensing a drug or signing up a new partner. For a biopharmaceutical company of its size, Biogen definitely takes the cake as the most prolific drug-acquirer.

After the market closed yesterday, Biogen added another collaboration agreement with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALNY) to its long list of partners. This ...
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Merck financial news

Found this info kind of interesting considering Merck's MS candidate seems to have failed.

Merck to take control of Swiss drug maker
By Carter Dougherty International Herald Tribune

Published: September 21, 2006

FRANKFURT Merck of Germany announced Thursday that it would take control of Serono, a Swiss pharmaceutical maker, for €10.6 billion after failing to secure a merger with Schering, its German competitor, this year.

A deal with Schering would have created a German powerhouse ...
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