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New stem cells by reprogramming

Published: Thursday, 18-Oct-2007
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Researchers are discovering new ways to help 'de-program' specialised cells so that they can be re-programmed to form a range of different types of tissue, an international meeting of stem cell biologists was told.
If this approach can be made to succeed, it could circumvent many of the ethical and moral objections that have been raised to using human stem cells derived from embryos - the ...
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More news on Biogen's sale

Carl Icahn raises the stakes for Big Pharma
The financier has set a high benchmark for bidders for the biotech firm. Fortune's John Simons explains why Big Pharma is likely to pay top dollar for a very risky asset.

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Biogen stock trade

Biogen stock sale generates 1.4 million in a single day's trade for executive vice president. ... 333509.htm

I can't find the exact thread right now, but I seem to recall a couple of their execs selling a large quantity of stock right before Tysabri was initially pulled from the market followed by their share price getting cut in half. The above stock sale sounds almost like cashing out ...
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Not particularly impressive results:

Chaperonin 10 Shows Improvements in New Lesions in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis 19 October 2007

Intravenous administration of the mitochondrial chaperone protein chaperonin 10 is safe and well tolerated, and shows a decrease in new lesions in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study presented here at the 23rd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).

Principal investigator Simon Broadley, MD, PhD, ...
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Bristol / Lebanon

As a positive sort of person (in terms of future prospects for those with MS), I have real hope for the stem cell pilot trial taking place in Bristol, England. Further detail on the pilot trial are attached. Similar trials are taking place around the world. Attached is an article about a trial in Lebanon.

Ian ... 0trial.doc ... 2&w=464753
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HapMap phase 2

A new, improved version of the Hap Map has been released.

"In its overview paper in Nature, the consortium estimates that the Phase II HapMap captured 90 to 96 percent of common genetic variation in the populations surveyed."

Consortium Publishes Phase II Map of Human Genetic Variation

New map improves power to find variants involved in common diseases; reveals more signs of human evolutionary history

The International HapMap Consortium today published analyses of its second-generation ...
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Hi all!!

Yes-another newbie!!

I found you all when looking for info on FTY720-and glad I did!

I was "officially" diagnosed in 2003- but had my first symptoms in 1988. I have relapsing-remitting type, and currently take Avonex. (not to mention the cabinet full of pills!)

My biggest concern these days is my brain-I have the brain fuzzies...can't remember anything, forget words, don't recognize people...LOL. I'm still working-though I think my employer wants rid of me (I ...
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Potential therapy for spasticity

Public release date: 16-Oct-2007

Contact: Debra Kain
University of California - San Diego

UCSD findings could lead to new therapy for spinal cord injury-induced spasticity and rigidity
Research led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has identified a target with potential as an effective new therapy for chronic spasticity and rigidity, ...
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LAnBfflo wrote:Hello everyone.
I'm really happy I came across this site. It's been almost 3 years (2 weeks shy) since I was diagnosed.
I've been on steroids, beta seron, tysabri, and ivig with steroids. My initial diagnosis was RRMS, but found out Monday my new doc thinks it's SPMS. I'm so-o-o-o-o thrilled, as you can imagine.
I can't believe I haven't found this sooner!
Anyway, I'm really happy to have found this site.
See y'all around. ...
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Rebif sides after two years

Does anyone still experience flu side effects after being on Rebif for a long time? I started on Avonex and the flu sides were awful at first but they got better over time. After two years on Rebif I still get the flu sides but keep taking it because it's apparently working (MRI was ok this time)
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