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Cannabis could hold the key to ending multiple sclerosis misery 03 April 2007

Researchers investigating the role of cannabinoids - chemical substances contained within cannabis – in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), have found they could significantly enhance therapy, not only by reducing nerve damage and erratic nerve impulses, but perhaps even by hindering development of the condition.

The findings, published online in Nature Medicine demonstrates for the first time how cannabis might ...
Read more : Cannaboids | Views : 1722 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Medical Marijuana

help for very advanced MS patient

My wife had her first attack 30 years ago
She is now 63 years old in a reclining wheel chair because she has zero trunk strength and can not sit up
hel legs are totally racked by spasums and has not had any use of them for a decade
she has little use of her arms
her neurologist says she has zero meilin left.

no one seems to talk about the patient
are there any ...
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Large Study Shows That Presence of Neutralizing Antibodies Did Not Predict Clinical Response to Betaseron Treatment
02 April 2007

Berlex, Inc., a U.S. affiliate of Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany, announced today the results of a retrospective study demonstrating that the presence of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) that can develop in response to Betaseron(R) (interferon beta-1b) therapy did not predict clinical response in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). (1) The study looked at data from ...
Read more : NAbs | Views : 1457 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion

How can i get minocycline

I come from Poland. In my country Minocycline is unaviable. Is there anybody who know how can I get minocycline from another country?
Read more : How can i get minocycline | Views : 2647 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Antibiotics

Clinical trial results

Sharon recently mentioned that the AAN meeting abstracts are available for viewing online, but there is an embargo on them until the day they are presented. There are several abstracts reporting clinical trial results or preliminary results, a few that caught my eye are:

-- Minocycline + Copaxone (finally!)
-- Rituxan for RRMS
-- Atorvastatin (Lipitor) + Rebif (finally!)
-- Campath

The link to the abstracts:
Read more : Clinical trial results | Views : 2473 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

Hygiene Hypothesis

Dear all,

Yes it was me who funded Lyon's vacation to Florida - Bob's a nice guy, but I thought we could all do with a break from his worm theory. But I did promise him that I would post relevant articles, and here is one on the hygiene hypothesis. ... 596735.ece

If you can think of anyone else who might need a vacation (not my new friend ...
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How carbon monoxides antiinflamatory effect works

Recently I read, that CO may have a positive effect on MS. Here is an explanation for its antiinflamatory mechanism of action: ... mation.xml

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How do you cope with MS when dealing with tough periods?

I was wondering how people cope with MS when they're going through a rough patch in their life like a death of a loved one or losing a job. I am dealing with the latter where I had lost a job I liked. I have managed to get contract work but it's not what I really want.

I am now faced with a situation where I visibly limp and I disclose my illness to prospective ...
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Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. COT601-M06.1

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. Provides Update on Multiple Sclerosis Library 30 March 2007

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc, provided an update to the market today on its Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Library.

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. (COTI) has been monitoring the synthesis of its first four MS compounds through regular meetings with its synthetic chemistry partner, Dalton Pharma Services (Dalton). "The COTI MS compounds are novel and therefore have not been made before. Each of the first ...
Read more : Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. COT601-M06.1 | Views : 2124 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

Oral Agents

New Oral Agents for Multiple Sclerosis, Including Novartis/Mitsubishi Pharma's Novel Drug, Will Capture 25% of Market Share by 2020
28 March 2007

Concerns Over Safety and Efficacy Will Prevent Emergence of a Blockbuster Drug Through 2020, According to a New Report from Decision Resources.

Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that emerging oral therapies for multiple sclerosis, including a new drug from Novartis/Mitsubishi ...
Read more : Oral Agents | Views : 4646 | Replies : 18 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


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