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Happy birthday

I'm not on Avonex, but it's good to see that Biogen are celebrating its tenth anniversary.


AVONEX(R), the Most Prescribed Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Worldwide, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

May 19th - Biogen Idec today marks the 10th anniversary of AVONEX(R) (Interferon beta-1a), the most prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy worldwide, as the company's CEO James Mullen, rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. AVONEX, manufactured by Biogen Idec, was approved for relapsing forms of ...
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Allon drugs

Scientific Paper Confirms Mechanism of Allon's Drugs

Allon Therapeutics Inc., The Neuro Protection Company(TM), today announced that results of a preclinical study published in the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience demonstrate that the cellular mechanism that gives neuroprotective properties to its clinical-stage products also occurs in the Company's pipeline of preclinical-stage product candidates.
Dr. Illana Gozes, Chief Scientific Officer of Allon and the corresponding author for the study, said the neuroprotective activity of the Company's ...
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WHO clinical trials database it just me or is this WHO clinical trials database about 30 years overdue?!

Pharma firms told to end secrecy in drug trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuffed requests from the pharmaceutical industry to tone down its plans for openness in drug testing.

Industry groups had asked for critical details about clinical trials to be omitted from a new WHO database, which will bring together information on trials from around the world ...
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EBV / MS Think Tank

Dear all,

On Friday I am attending the EBV / MS Think Tank which is taking place in London, UK. The event starts at 10.00am and runs to 5.30pm. The morning sessions are presentations covering a range of issues such as "EBV and other putative autoimmune diseases", "Immunology of MS and EBV", and "Anti-viral agents targeting EBV". It's being led by Dr Gavin Giovannoni, Reader in Clinical Neuroimmunology (a recipient of one of the large ...
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Mentions other brain disease, so I'm assuming MS included.

The really interesting bit is:

"In further tests, the research team discovered that the compounds can also inhibit the death of oligodendrocytes, the cells in the central nervous system that form myelin, the insulating sheath surrounding nerve cells.

Normally, oligodendrocytes die when exposed to proneurotrophins – precursor forms of neurotrophins that have been implicated as agents of tissue damage in multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and ...
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The pathology of multiple sclerosis: a paradigm shift.

Dear all,

I was interested to read the research on the front page. I think it was earlier this week that I posted some comments by my good neuro (one of the UK's top MS researchers), that he considered that the problem was that the myelin making cells were damaged / killed because they were in a "sick micro-environment". I assume (my view) that the sick micro-environment might be due to a virus or some ...
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Recently diagnosed with MS Need advice/support!

Hi My Name is Nuala,
As i said in the subject i need advise on MS Does anyone find it hard to explain to family & friends how sad your feelin! :( are you happy sometimes then so so mad :x asking the question why me :?: I celebrated my 30th ...
Read more : Recently diagnosed with MS Need advice/support! | Views : 1974 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Introductions

Depression and Interferon Beta

Public release date: 17-May-2006

Contact: Amitabh Avasthi
Penn State

Depression in MS patients clue to better treatment

Depression increases in some patients with multiple sclerosis over time, according to neuropsychologists, and this research finding could help reduce depression in patients and aid in better treatment strategies.

"Depressed mood in patients with multiple sclerosis changes more significantly over time than other stable depression symptoms such as a negative view ...
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Microsoft Powerpoint

Today I posted a number of presentations from the UK MS Society Life Conference. When I opened these at work they were fine but I could not open them at home because I don't have PowerPoint - which you need to open them.

Read more : Microsoft Powerpoint | Views : 1209 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion


One for you HarryZ - UK MS Society presentation on Tysabri

Read more : Presentation | Views : 1835 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


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