Monday, October 29, 2007


Scientists discover new causes for neurodegeneration
News-Medical-Net Sun, 28 Oct 2007 4:18 PM PDT
Diseases that cause neurons to break-down, such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (Mad Cow Disease), continue to be elusive to scientists and resistant to treatments.

Embryonic stem cells could be ballot issue
The Grand Rapids Press - - Grand Rapids,MI,USA
... a difficult question: Should these tiny cell clumps be used to research cures for everything from cancer to multiple sclerosis to Parkinson's disease? ...
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Acne medicine could help MS sufferers (subscription) - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
A $4 million clinical trial begins next year to test the effectiveness of the acne drug minocycline on 200 early-stage MS patients, said Dr. Luanne Metz, ...
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Ireland's Elan sees losses reduced by strong Tysabri sales
Pharma Times (subscription) - London,UK
Net loss decreased 25% to $87.4 million, or $0.19 per share, and revenues reached $176.6 million which benefited from increased take-up of Tysabri ...
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Elan's losses narrow on MS drug sales
BusinessWeek - USA
PLC reported lower third-quarter losses Thursday and a sales milestone for its key product, the multiple sclerosis treatment Tysabri. ...
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Biogen Idec sale books not out yet, but first round bids expected ...
Financial Times - London,England,UK
The first person familiar noted that decisions pertaining to Tysabri and Rituxan, a drug targeting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma which Biogen has a collaborative ...
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Elan Corporation narrows Q3 pretax losses to 90.2 mln usd vs 115.6 ...
Forbes - NY,USA
Tysabri is co-marketed with US company Biogen, which has been the object of recent speculation about a possible takeover by US billionaire Carl Icahn. ...
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Elan revenues up 43% on Tysabri sales - Ireland
The increase in revenues was driven mainly by the growing use of its MS drug Tysabri, which generated sales of almost $100m in the three month period. ...
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