Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rituximab Effective Against MS in Phase II Trial

Rituximab Effective Against MS in Phase II Trial
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA
Genentech is now conducting a phase II/III trial of rituximab in primary progressive MS. In an accompanying editorial, Henry McFarland, MD, of the National ...
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Scientists Research Delivering Drugs Straight To Brain, UK
Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have won nearly half a million pounds to try and develop a way of allowing drugs to be delivered straight to the brain. The grant allows a team to spend the next three years trying to unlock the blood brain barrier to allow drugs to be targeted at diseases including cancer.

LATEST: Talk show host MONTEL WILLIAMS has quit his long-running US TV programme because the multiple sclerosis he suffers from is beginning to take a grip. ...
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Experimental MS drug shows promise, offers new window on disease
UCSF News Office - San Francisco,CA,USA
... to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rituximab in primary-progressive MS (PPMS), a severe form of the disease with significant unmet medical need. ...
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Cancer drug Rituxan may help treat MS
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The drug co-developers have already begun a clinical trial of Rituxan in a more severe form of the disease, primary progressive multiple sclerosis. ...
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Cannabis Associated with Cognitive Impairment in MS
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA
MS disease course was relapsing-remitting in 82 participants (58.6%), secondary progressive in 49 (35%), and primary progressive in nine (6.4%). ...

See all stories on this topic Vital MS drug given green light in Ulster
Belfast Telegraph
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 0:48 AM PST
Fresh hope is being offered to hundreds of Ulster multiple sclerosis sufferers today after the Government ruled that a promising new drug which could slow progression will be available within months.

Chronic Pain May Harm the Brain

Cancer drug slows multiple sclerosis progression
Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:18 PM PST
Two shots of the cancer drug Rituxan given two weeks apart slowed the progression of multiple sclerosis for nearly a year, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Marijuana Use Among MS Patients Raises Risk for Cognitive, Mood Problems
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Wed, 13 Feb 2008 1:02 PM PST
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis patients who smoke marijuana in search of symptom relief are more likely to suffer cognitive shortfalls and mood disorders, new Canadian research suggests.

Cancer Drug Works Against MS in Early Trial
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:01 PM PST
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A drug originally designed to combat cancer that is now being used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus might also work against a common form of multiple sclerosis.

Rituximab Shows Promise for MS
WebMD Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:55 PM PST
Multiple sclerosis patients treated with the cancer drug Rituxan showed rapid and dramatic improvement in brain lesions and had fewer relapses than expected.

Smoking marijuana impairs cognitive function in MS patients
EurekAlert! Wed, 13 Feb 2008 1:09 PM PST
ST. PAUL, Minn. – People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who smoke marijuana are more likely to have emotional and memory problems, according to research published February 13, 2008, in the online edition of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Pot Use May Hamper Thinking in MS
WebMD Wed, 13 Feb 2008 1:55 PM PST
Among multiple sclerosis patients, marijuana users may have slower reaction times on mental skills tests, a Canadian study shows.

Experimental MS drug shows promise, offers new window on disease
EurekAlert! Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:14 PM PST
A drug therapy currently used to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis had a significant effect in treating the most common form of multiple sclerosis in a small, short-term clinical trial.

Smoking pot to ease MS symptoms may impair mental acuity, study suggests
The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:53 PM PST
TORONTO - Some people with multiple sclerosis have turned to street marijuana in a bid to ease pain and other symptoms of the disabling neurological disorder, but new research suggests smoking pot may further harm already vulnerable cognitive abilities.

MS sufferers who smoke pot have greater cognitive problems: study
CBC Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:17 PM PST
Though many multiple sclerosis sufferers turn to marijuana for relief of their symptoms, a new study finds that smoking the drug can actually cause problems with emotional responses and memory.


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