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BBB and tysabri

Here's one for Bob...

A study of subtle blood brain barrier disruption in a placebo-controlled trial of natalizumab in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

J Neurol. 2007 Feb 3;
Soon D, Altmann DR, Fernando KT, Giovannoni G, Barkhof F, Polman CH, O'connor P, Gray B, Panzara M, Miller DH.
Dept. of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom,

Natalizumab, an anti-alpha4 integrin ...
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FDA questions new Rebif formulation

At least a slight delay...

FDA Questions on Merck's New Rebif Delay Approval

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Merck KGaA faces a delay in introducing a new formulation of Rebif, the world's second- biggest multiple sclerosis medicine, after U.S. regulators asked for more information.

``We've received questions from the FDA that require our response,'' said Benedicte Bogh, a spokeswoman at the company's Merck Serono unit in Geneva, in a telephone interview today. ``We continue to work ...
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Multiple Sclerosis :: Stress response prevents neurodegeneration 05 February 2007

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating immune-mediated disease of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system ).
It is characterised by infiltration of the CNS by inflammatory cells and destruction of cells that reside in the CNS, known as oligodendrocytes (ODCs). The soluble factor IFN-gamma has a detrimental effect on disease in patients with MS. However, studies using the mouse model of MS, ...
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This is for you MUU, to cheer you up on a Monday.

Don't forget our romantic lunch - I'll e-mail you some dates.

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Spice up your health

Spice up your health
Dashes of herbs and spices like turmeric and oregano may rev more than just your taste buds
Naturopathic doctor Robert Pearman holds fresh garlic, ginger and baby dill. Use fresh spices when possible for health effects, suggests Pearman, since dried ones lose their potency over time.
Photograph by : John Lucas/CanWest News Service

Published: Thursday, February 01, 2007
EDMONTON -- Thyme for some sage advice on how to spice up your ...
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Robbie some more on statins

Statins: the truth
JEROME BURNE - More by this author »

Last updated at 22:00pm on 29th January 2007

Those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol may well be confused about whether it is worth it and how safe they are.

Last week an article in the medical journal The Lancet claimed the drugs don't benefit women or elderly men if they don't have a cardiovascular problem, while for younger men, taking statins ...
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Goji Juice finally found the show

This will allow for each of us to make an informed decision. :wink:

Consumer Alert: CBC MarketPlace Reports on Goji Juice

Shocking Report Revealed on National Television
Vancouver, BC, Canada 2/3/2007 3:47 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
CBC MarketPlace, a television program that protects consumers against untrue claims made about products, recently broadcast a consumer alert on a product known as "Himalayan Goji Juice".

In this amazing television special, ...
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Myelin Repair Foundation

Sounds like they're on target

Myelin Repair Foundation Appoints Vice President of Drug Discovery

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2007 - Dr. Jay Tung has been named Vice President of Drug Discovery at the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF), an innovative non-profit medical research foundation dedicated to accelerating the delivery of myelin repair patient treatments to the millions suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Tung brings more than 16 years of experience with the drug discovery process from ...
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HE3286 for RA

Currently just Rheumatoid Arthritis but seems company plans to extend research possibly to Multiple Sclerosis also.

Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Presents Positive Data with HE3286 in Preclinical Model of Established Rheumatoid Arthritis
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2/2/2007 @ 8:02 AM

Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEPH) is presenting new data this week showing that HE3286, an orally bio-available small molecule compound, produced a statistically significant reduction in disease in a rodent model of established arthritis. The data, ...
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