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Blue Brain project update

They're making progress on the most advanced computer simulation of the human brain.



A Working Brain Model - A computer simulation could eventually allow neuroscience to be carried out in silico.

Technology Review - An ambitious project to create an accurate computer model of the brain has reached an impressive milestone. Scientists in Switzerland working with IBM researchers have shown that their computer simulation of the neocortical column, arguably the most complex part of a ...
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Biogen News

Biogen has recently partnered with Neurimmune Therapeutics to develop an antibody against amyloid-beta to treat Alzheimer's.
Biogen Idec, Neurimmune Therapeutics in JV to develop alzheimer's treatments
November 20, 2007: 02:30 AM EST

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Neurimmune Therapeutics AG announced they have entered into an agreement for the worldwide development and commercialization of novel, fully human antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The alliance will focus on the development of antibodies that bind ...
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Carbohydrate connection

Although this post deals with vitamins and I was tempted to put it in "Natural Approach," its underlying message concerns diet. The following quote comes from my new favorite book, Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. I have recommended it in the past and probably will again in the future--it has so much good information in it! I wonder if jimmylegs or others with knowledge of vitamins and nutrition already knew this; I never ...
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MS Society launches drug development initiative

This is a good idea. It's not rocket science, I don't know why they didn't think to do this 15 years ago...still, better late than never.



National Multiple Sclerosis Society Launches Drug Development Initiative

BUSINESS WIRE - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society today announced the creation of Fast Forward LLC, a technology-transfer initiative aimed at translating promising laboratory discoveries into effective new treatments for multiple sclerosis.

Fast Forward, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National ...
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MRIs and scans

I was quite amazed by the pictures from the new scanners, see:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7112688.stm
But then today, I read this:
http://www.boston.com/news/science/arti ... sk/?page=2
I think we'll wait for another MRI, thanks.... :roll:
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Receiving Campath before it is approved for ms?

I may be mistaken but I think I heard of some people being prescribed Rituxan in the past to treat their ms even if it hasn't been officially approved for ms yet. I know that Campath can have some pretty serious potential side effects. My question is; do you think someone could ever be able to receive a prescription for Campath before it is officially approved for ms?


I do not qualify to be in ...
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and also a german guy is watching.....

a rather "OLD ONE"!?

close to 58 years, retired since 10 years...pp-ms since 1985. el. powerchair driver (american type, invacare, very fast!!!)

married, 4 still grown children and living fine in a small middle-age town north of frankf., germany....

ROBIN
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Aimspro gets Approval for Phase IIB Trial

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Daval International Limited Gains Approval for Phase IIB Trial of AIMSPRO(R)

LONDON, November 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Daval International Limited, a UK private company, announces MHRA and IRB (Ethics Committee) approval of a London based Phase IIB trial of AIMSPRO(R), its hyperimmune caprine serum derivative.

This double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study will seek to detect a beneficial effect on bladder function in patients with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, following open-label observations over several years in ...
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Completed mesenchymal stem cell trial

I just stumbled over a MSC trial that has already been completed (03/2007).
The Bristol, Libanon, Jerusalem trials claimed to be the first in patients with MS. Can anyone see a major difference compared to this trial?

Pubmed results can be found here.

--Frank
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Reimported Cop

Anyone else have a problem with reimported Cop?
The online chemist buys it where it's cheapest, good for him. At the moment it is cheaper if he buys reimports from France. Each syringe has a little sticker on it over the French text, saying the same stuff in German. The little stickers prevent the syringes from fitting properly in the autoinjector sometimes.
Anyway, the first one of these vials got stuck in the injector and ...
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