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Research telecon

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Dear all,

Following Arron's decision to quit as moderator ...
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Betaseron v Copaxone

Research suggests that both these drugs are as bad as each other!

No Difference in MS Disease Activity Between Treatments 16 June 2007

Head-to-head comparison of interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals ) and glatiramer acetate (Copaxone, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries) shows comparable efficacy but continuing multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity with both agents.
The study, called Betaseron vs Copaxone in MS with Triple-Dose Gadolinium and 3-T MRI Endpoints (BECOME), is the first investigator-initiated, ...
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TwistedHelix (Dom) is alive and well!

Dom suffered a massive computer failure but seems well on the way to recovery.

He's in the process of trying to get a new thisisms password so that he can login again.
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histone deacetylase enzymes

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Lyme Disease Cases Double

Interesting article on the increase in LD. this disease has many of the same symptoms of MS as it can affect the central nervous system; however, it can also affect the joints and muscles.
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MS Frontiers conference

Dear all,

The UK MS Society is holding its MS Frontiers research conference today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday). It draws in the world's top MS researchers. One of my neuros is chairing a session and is to report back to me any key news / findings etc. In due course the various presentations will be published on the Society's website. The programme looked very interesting covering a range of issues including stem cells.


Gordon ...
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New DNA findings

Interesting step on the road to understanding the genome.

The Wider View from a Detailed Focus

Sanger Institute Press Release -- A major study of the organization and regulation of the human genome published today changes our concept of how our genome works. The integrated study is an exhaustive analysis of 1% of the genome that, for the first time, gives an extensive view of genetic activity alongside the cellular machinery that allows DNA to ...
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I was involved in clinical trial on CNTO1275 (centocor) and I should have had final mri in April of this year, but the doctor said me about premature end of the trial. She didn´t say me the reason and I didn´t ask, because I had too much to solve with the doctor that time. So finally, does anybody know, where to find any results of this trial please? I wasn´t successful in finding it ...
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Anybody else on Firategrast?

I started on a clinical trial 28 May and was wondering if anybody else was taking it?
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