Saturday, May 31, 2008
Immune System / Vaccines News
Biojector(R)2000 Technology Put To The Test In CDC Flu Vaccine Study
Bioject Medical Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:BJCT), a leading developer of needle-free injection therapy ("NFIT") systems, announced that the Biojector®2000 ("B2000") needle-free system has advanced to Phase II in a clinical study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC").

New Book Demystifies The World Of Clinical Trials
Researchers, patients, and even clinical trials managers are often bewildered by the Byzantine rules and regulations governing clinical trials. Keeping it all straight and up-to-date has, until now, been challenging.
Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen May Be Equally Effective At Reducing Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
Different types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin, appear to be equally effective in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to the largest study of its kind published in the May 28, 2008, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Key To Angelina-Like Cheeks? Add Volume To Deep Fat Compartment
Not only are cheeks central to your face - they are central to the American concept of beauty. A study in June's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), found that a deep fat compartment located within the cheek is vital to a youthful-looking face.
Preventing Diabetes With The Traditional Mediterranean Diet
A study published on bmj.comreports that the traditional Mediterranean diet - one rich in oliveoil, grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and fish, but low in alcohol,dairy, and meat products - protects individuals from type 2 diabetes(also known as adult-onset diabetes).

Oral Drug From Novartis/Mitsubishi Tanabe Will Capture The
Pharmaceutical Online (press release) - Erie,PA,USA
... also finds that other strong contenders in the multiple sclerosis market over the next 10 years will include Merck Serono's oral cladribine (Mylinax), ...
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Elan "add" - Westerburg,Germany
NEW YORK, May 27 ( - Analyst Ian Hunter of Goodbody Stockbrokers maintains his "add" rating on Elan Corp Plc (ELN). ...
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Taylor has a vision for the blind
Crossville Chronicle - Crossville,TN,USA
First, the host Montel Williams has been diagnosed with MS himself. Second, the show has done quality programs in informing people about various diseases ...
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'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Pop Icon and ... (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
... and Bruce Jenner (attention deficit disorder); and syndicated television talk show host Montel Williams, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. ...
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He’s just making it up as he goes along
News & Star - Carlisle,England,UK
... Lee Simpson and Mike McShane, who is replacing improv stalwart Jim Sweeney, now too unwell with the multiple sclerosis to carry on touring. ...
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Dr. Yeung

Director MS Clinical Trials Research Unit Foothills MS Clinic, Calgary

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Q :
My daughter (18 years old) has been diagnosed with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and she is in a clinical trial. One of the conditions of the study is that she not get pregnant during this time as the medication may cause a miscarriage. If she stays on this type of medication can she ever get pregnant? She has just realized that she may never have children and has always wanted them.
A :
Most medications being tested in clinical trials (regardless of disease) require that patients don't get pregnant, and, depending upon the medication, not father children. This is because these medications could potentially affect either the pregnancy or the fetus itself.

It's difficult to comment specifically about this clinical trial; however, in the majority of cases where medication can affect pregnancy, the medication can be discontinued or possibly changed prior to attempting conception. This should be discussed with your neurologist who can help determine the best course of action. Your neurologist can also discuss the effects of pregnancy and the post-partum period on multiple sclerosis.

5/31/2008 12:57:09 AM

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DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that this information does not necessarily represent the opinion of the MS Society of Canada, and is not intended as medical advice. For specific advice and opinion, always consult a physician.

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Advancing slowly: Local biotech ideas are evolving into companies ... - Charlotte,NC,USA
The rat was treated with ground-breaking technology, using stem cells harvested from a nasal cavity to repair the injury. Heading up the research is Fred ...
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Pluristem Demonstrates the Potential of Its PLX Cells to Treat Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Centre Daily Times - Centre,PA,USA
As a cellular therapy, our PLX cells, that are derived from human placenta, a non-controversial, non-embryonic, adult stem cell source and are stored ...
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