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Tysabri approved in EU

Just something i stumbled across this morning

The EU's CHMP has recommended approval of Elan and Biogen Idec's Tysabri (natalizumab), as a monotherapy for multiple sclerosis.

The product, which was launched in the US in late 2004 and voluntarily suspended two months later, has been given the go-ahead in the EU for use to delay the progression of disability and reduce the frequency of relapses in patients with high disease activity despite treatment with a ...
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Considering Novantrone

My Doc recommeded that I go on Novatrone due to worsening symptoms. He gave me some info on it, and one thing I noticed is that due to the lowered white blood cell count after treatment, it is recommeded that I wear a mask to protect me 10 - 21 days after infusion.

Has anyone else experienced this? I guess it makes sense, but I really don't want to walk around like Michael Jackson for ...
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Stem cells for MS & other neurodegenrative diseases

Just thought I'd post an article which I found quite exciting.


http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=993540


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MS and Lyme

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Smoking

This sort of research really annoys me as someone who never smoked.

Smoking Increases Risk of Multiple Sclerosis -Study

Smokers are up to three times as likely to develop multiple sclerosis than nonsmokers, according to researchers.

Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway and Harvard University in Massachusetts surveyed 22,000 people aged 40 to 47 from 1997 to 1999 and found the risk of developing multiple sclerosis nearly three times higher for men ...
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future help with walking

Homemade walking aid tackles MS

A scientist whose wife has multiple sclerosis has developed a walking aid that has been shortlisted for an award. Ken Armitage and wife Anne were trying to reach a pub on Dartmoor in time for a cream tea. Mr Armitage improvised using his rucksack and a bungee strap, and the couple made it in time for tea.

His MuSmate walking aid was in line for a best new product ...
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Fluo something or other

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Sunshine and doxycycline

Copied from "Antibiotics"

Along with the seasonal change in the northern hemisphere to longer, sunnier days, I thought it might be wise to remind people taking doxycycline that they should avoid prolonged unprotected exposure to the sun. Although on vacation at the moment, David went in to the hospital today to check his mail and found a few people experiencing rashes and suchlike, so please remember your sunscreen and/or sunhats and long sleeves.

Sarah ...
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Sunshine and doxycycline

Along with the seasonal change in the northern hemisphere to longer, sunnier days, I thought it might be wise to remind people taking doxycycline that they should avoid prolonged unprotected exposure to the sun. Although on vacation at the moment, David went in to the hospital today to check his mail and found a few people experiencing rashes and suchlike, so please remember your sunscreen and/or sunhats and long sleeves.

Sarah ...
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Stem Cell Innovations

Stem Cell Innovations, Inc. files patents relating to production of human motor neurons and progenitors

Cells may be useful in therapies for ALS, Parkinson´s, Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuroodegenerative Diseases.

Stem Cell Innovations, Inc. has filed a patent application protecting the differentiation of its proprietary human pluripotent stem cells (PCs) into neural progenitor cells and purified populations of motor neurons. These cells will initially be used in the Company´s core drug discovery and toxicology platform. ...
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