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Merck found guilty re: Vioxx

Saw on the tv today that Merck was found guilty of not advising patients about the dangers of Vioxx. Believe it was the family of a patient who died from Vioxx that launched the suit. The jury awarded a penalty of $ 229 million with another $ 24 million for pain an suffering because of the death.

There are a couple of suits against Biogen/Elan for the very same reason re: Tysabri. Interesting to see ...
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Aimspro Breaking News from Daval

Breaking News

Aimspro is a product derived from the serum of immunised goats. Daval have, until now, used a flock of goats based in the USA. The recent case of suspected “Mad Cow Disease” in North America has led Daval International Limited to consider the safest source of serum for all future production, especially as the USA is now deemed to be a Category 3 risk area.

The medication has an impeccable safety record (thanks ...
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More umbilical cord stem cell advances

Lots of progress on stem cells these days.

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

August 18, 2005 - Eurekalert - A breakthrough in human stem cell research, producing embryonic-like cells from umbilical cord blood may substantially speed up the development of treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries and disabilities. The discovery made during a project undertaken with experts from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Synthecon Corporation in the United States ...
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Great! All the main pieces are together.

The Roxithromycin, the last of the antibiotics arrived in the post today.

Was going to wait till I had my LP to get a baseline to compare to but it seems like my condition is spiraling downward very quickly. I don't believe I have the luxury to wait for the LP. So I'm going to give the antibiotics a shot tomorrow morning with the intention of arresting the spiral downfall @ least but hopefully much ...
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MS and viruses

Dear all,

Many researchers in the past have suggested that MS may be triggered by a virus / or that a virus might be involved somehow. To date no specific virus has been proved although EBV seems to be a strong contender (my only teenage illness was a bad bout of Glandular Fever). Outbreaks of MS might also suggest a virus (or CPn). The following paper is about MS and viruses in Scotland where the ...
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Back late 05 or early 06?

A link to another Tysabri article. This one (like some others) considers that the treatment could be re-introduced in the US in late 05 or early 06.

Try some HarryZ - you know you want to! :lol:

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More collaboration to understand the brain

Another really promising international collaboration...

Global scientific research project launched to improve understanding of the human brain


Seven member countries of the OECD's Global Science Forum have launched a project to promote international collaboration among scientists and create new ways of sharing and analysing data to improve our understanding of how the human brain works.

Advances in information technology are enabling scientists to develop increasingly sophisticated methods of measuring a brain's functions. To spur ...
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New from Lisbon


I’m new in this forum and I have been reading your post with interest. I would like to introduce myself. I’m 45 years old women, live in Lisbon and I have MS since 1989. Since 2000, I think MS became progressive.
My brain it’s not been affected (until now) and my big problem is my legs, I need canes to walk and I get tired very soon. I’m always trying to find something new ...
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V. significant research

BBC are reporting "The world's first pure batch of nerve stem cells made from human stem cells has been created at Edinburgh University". See Bromley's post in the Stem Cell forum

(Thought this story deserved wider attention :) )
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Neural stem cells

Dear all,

Another advance in nerve stem cells. This is one area where advances are being reported almost every week. Somewhere along the line this must benefit us.

Read more : Neural stem cells | Views : 1578 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Stem Cells


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