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by reallyreally
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Amiloride
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: Amiloride trial

A clinical trial is starting in UK also. Now, after reviewing published data on drug treatments that might help protect nerves in the brain, UK researchers are focusing on three drugs that are licensed for other conditions. From BBC News "MS hope from 'off-the-shelf' drugs" About 500 people with lat...
by reallyreally
Fri May 10, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Can Anti-HIV Drugs Stop MS?
Replies: 5
Views: 3161

Can Anti-HIV Drugs Stop MS?

A clinical trial now underway at Queen Mary University in London, England, called be INSPIRE trial (click here), is attempting to use Raltegravir to treat MS patients. Researchers hope that the drug will deactivate any activated retroviral material in the DNA of MS patients, while perhaps also comba...
by reallyreally
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Ottawa trials "cure" MS
Replies: 14
Views: 2034

Re: Ottawa trials "cure" MS

This is the same (or very similar to) procedure that Dr. Burt is doing at Northwestern University. And there is a lot of discussion under the "stem cell" section. In the procedure, Burt and colleagues treated patients with chemotherapy to destroy their immune system. They then injected the patients ...
by reallyreally
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Stem Cells
Topic: how do i get in a clinical trial for HSCT
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: how do i get in a clinical trial for HSCT-contact info

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00273364

Contacts
Contact: Dzemila Spahovic, MD 312-908-0059 d-spahovic@northwestern.edu


Here is contact info. contact me privately if you want.
by reallyreally
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Stem Cells
Topic: how do i get in a clinical trial for HSCT
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: how do i get in a clinical trial for HSCT

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT0 ... ell&rank=2


This is the trial at Northwestern with Dr. Burt. It is worth investigating!
by reallyreally
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Tcelna (Tovaxin)
Topic: Merck Serono Enter into Option and License for Tcelna
Replies: 2
Views: 4557

Merck Serono Enter into Option and License for Tcelna

Opexa Therapeutics Inc. (OPXA) granted an exclusive license option to Germany-based Merck KGaA's (MKGAY, MRK.XE) biopharmaceutical division for the development and commercialization of Opexa's lead product candidate, Tcelna, for multiple sclerosis in a deal potentially valued at $225 million They mu...
by reallyreally
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Homeopathic treatment for COMPLETE MS Recovery
Replies: 22
Views: 6632

Re: Homeopathic treatment for COMPLETE MS Recovery

RE: http://en.trend.az/regions/iran/2108864.html Some good points..... The study , per the web page description, has several problems which make it rather weak: 1. Only 65 patients finished the study. ( very small sample) 2. Duration of the study was okay ( 1 year, so we do not know what will happen...
by reallyreally
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Homeopathic treatment for COMPLETE MS Recovery
Replies: 22
Views: 6632

Re: Homeopathic treatment for COMPLETE MS Recovery

I have a friend that is a Dr. and she also happens to also be from Iran. I sent her the article and she is going to look into it for me.
by reallyreally
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Daily Article:
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: Science Daily Article:

Thanks!
by reallyreally
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Daily Article:
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Science Daily Article:

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — High-resolution real-time images show in mice how nerves may be damaged during the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis. The results suggest that the critical step happens when fibrinogen, a blood-clotting protein, leaks into the central nervous system and activates i...
by reallyreally
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Daily Article:
Replies: 0
Views: 892

Science Daily Article:

New theory? "blocking fibrinogen's blood clotting activity prevented microglial activation and nerve damage". Wondering if this can already be done with a current drug? Dr. Akassoglou has focused on the role of the blood-brain barrier leak in MS and has discovered that leakage of the blood clotting ...
by reallyreally
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Wow-too good to be true? Nanotechnology- Immune therapy
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Wow-too good to be true? Nanotechnology- Immune therapy

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-11/nu-bnh111312.php I guess this is just getting picked up by national media. Looks like phase 2 is only recruiting newly diagnosed: "A phase 2 trial will explore how effective the therapy is in newly diagnosed patients, and will expand the sample size for...
by reallyreally
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Tcelna (Tovaxin)
Topic: Recruiting Locations for TCelna (Tovaxin)
Replies: 1
Views: 5002

Recruiting Locations for TCelna (Tovaxin)

Looks like they at least have locations and some are even recruiting:

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT0 ... exa&rank=3
by reallyreally
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Tcelna (Tovaxin)
Topic: TCELNA 11B trial will start recruiting for the Abili-T trial
Replies: 0
Views: 4653

TCELNA 11B trial will start recruiting for the Abili-T trial

Drug previously know as "Tovaxin". Sounds like some patients have already been enrolled, and they are expecting to enroll more SPMS patients. I hope it turns out to be as promising as it sounds. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/opexa-initiates-stage-clinical-study-110500862.html http://www.opexatherape...
by reallyreally
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: lesions
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: lesions

My neuro asked me to point to where I thought the lesions on my spine were. I could tell exactly where both of them were. I never gave it that much thought....maybe that is not the norm?

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