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AV650

Avigen, Inc. today announced it was given approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to commence its initial clinical trial of AV650. AV650 is a New Chemical Entity (NCE) in the U.S. The initial clinical trial will be a Phase I study to assess the safety and pharmacokinetic profile, as well as AV650's lack of sedation in normal volunteers. Avigen plans to initiate clinical development in the second half of 2006.
AV650 is being ...
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Rituxan for RA

Rituxan is currently in MS trials (for PP, SP and RR).

It was approved earlier this year for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Phase III results for RA look good - like MS, RA was considered a T cell mediated disease but B cells also looks as if they play a role.

Let's hope that the Rituxan trials for MS show similar good results.

Ian

http://www.biogenidec.com/site/019_0.ht ... PR_133.htm
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The sun and immunosupressive drugs

Like we needed more stuff to worry about. I saw a news story on my local news channel about how people taking immune system supressive drugs should be extra careful with exposure to the sun. Supposedly we are at greater risk for skin cancer. Just an FYI to everyone to use lots of sunblock this summer. 8)
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What drug to take?

The following note was written by Art Mellor of The Boston Cure Project. It is something that each and every MS patient should read before deciding what drug he/she may use.

Harry

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Is This the Drug for Me?
By Art Mellor
Dec, 2005

This article is the third in a series that discusses things to consider when evaluating trial results for a new treatment. In this installment, I'd like to cover a set of ...
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Paralysed rat

This is the NMSS article on the paralysed rat research that I posted earlier this week.

Ian

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resear ... June22.asp
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Vit D - one for Jimmylegs

Jimmylegs,

Research on Vit D. Now I don't want to hear anymore about bloody Vit D.

Jimmylegs is off to Western Australia for six months where temperatures can hit 110F. Have a nice time.

Ian

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... nd_ms.html
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To Jimmylegs

Jimmy--how do I email you directly??? Wanted to give you the lastest on my daughter, Suzy. We live in South Carolina (where the heat and humidity is brutal). As I said, she and her husband are camping this week. Temps are hitting 97-98. The heat does not bother her at all anymore!!! She called last night and said she has been overly-emotional and can't stop crying. She does not know why. Maybe a change in ...
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Searching forums and site

Aaron,

I just tried a search of the forums fo SAM-e and it didnt seem to return an appropriate result.

I Tried "SAM-e" and this didnt work either. Is there a way to force it to look for a phrase? for example "hello there"?
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I eliminated my post

I eliminated this post
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