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Predicting atrophy

Hi all,

I keep hearing about 'underlying' or 'insidious' disease activity, which occurs continuously, (even in RRMS). In this editorial, they almost admit to being distracted by T1 and T2 lesions at the expense of awareness of total brain atrophy, but it seems that measuring volume and T2 load at diagnosis can predict later volume loss,

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Tovaxin website

Opexa Therapeutics Launches Tovaxin(TM) Clinical Trial Website for Multiple Sclerosis 15 February 2007

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc, a company involved in the development and
commercialization of cell therapies, today announced that it has launched an information website for its Phase IIb study of Tovaxin(TM) ("TERMS" study) located at The TERMS study is being conducted at 35 U.S. sites to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the investigational T-cell vaccine, ...
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Let's discuss: The cat who could read backwards

This was a fine book and all the books that follow in the "The Cat Who Could..." series. Qwill, a reporter who befriends a cat who then helps him to catch the bad guys.

I'm a cat-person myself so I fully believe the story ;) Sometimes you get a better answer when you talk to a cat rather than talking to yourself.

Reading the story now gives ...
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I just got an alert on this and haven't even had a chance to check it out yet

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GW finds partner to help with Sativex in US

Money seems to be what they need right now to move on with their clinical trial program, so this is good news I think.

GW Pharma signs partner for cannabis drug in U.S.

Feb 14 -- Reuters -- GW Pharmaceuticals has signed up Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co. to develop and market pioneering cannabis-based drug Sativex in the United States, the UK company said on Wednesday, boosting its shares.

GW, which has a dispensation from the ...
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Lipoic Acid Study

The Oregon Health & Science University is currently recruiting patients for a study looking at the effects of Lipoic Acid in MS.
Study of Anti-Oxidant in Multiple Sclerosis
IRB# 1305, Principal Investigator: Vijayshree Yadav, M.D.

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center of Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University is looking for people with a confirmed diagnosis of MS to participate in a research study that will require several blood draws and saliva collection. The purpose ...
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Building a computer model of the cerebrum

Technology keeps charging along...

Building the Cortex in Silicon

Feb 12/07 -- MIT Technology Review -- Models of the brain built from specially designed computer chips could reveal the secrets of our cerebrum.

An ambitious project to model the cerebral cortex in silicon is under way at Stanford. The man-made brain could help scientists understand how the most recently evolved part of our brain performs its complex computational feats, allowing us to understand language, recognize ...
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Novartis shares genome info

Interesting article about Novartis' recent diabetes genome project and deciding to make the information freely available. I like this trend. It seems that science could progress so much faster if everybody shared findings, although I know it's not possible in every case.

Biology Goes Open Source

Feb 12/07 -- Forbes -- Some of the world's biggest drug companies are finding that their genetic research is worth more to them if they give it away.

Novartis, ...
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SRI International And Telik Announce Exclusive License For SRI To Develop Autoimmune And Inflammatory Disease Drug Candidate
Article Date: 09 Feb 2007 - 0:00 PST

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, and Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) today announced that they have signed an exclusive license agreement under which SRI will conduct preclinical studies of a Telik drug candidate for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

The licensing ...
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Elevated Liver Enzymes

Hi all, my partner who is currently on Betaseron has just found out she has very elevated liver enzymes. She's been on Betaseron for two months. She's been on Rebif and Avonex before, and discontinued both of them due to liver enzymes.

She tried Copaxone, but she had an allergic reaction 2 months into it (definitely an allergic reaction, not the crazy post injection episode).

We'd both really like for her to stay on Betaseron ...
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