Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Married scientists at UM search for cures

Married scientists at UM search for cures
Miami Herald Sun, 04 May 2008 2:16 PM PDT
Margaret Pericak-Vance and her husband, Dr. Jeffery Vance, spend their days searching for clues to unlock human disease. Their maze: the thousands of genes in the human body that cause cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Parkinson's and myriad other medical mysteries.
Questions/Answers
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Sun, 04 May 2008 5:38 AM PDT
Questions and answers on Daily Bulletin stories from readers like you. Five months ago, Martha Turner's multiple sclerosis had gotten so bad she thought she was going to die.
Latest drug helps fight 'mystery disease'
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Sat, 03 May 2008 10:26 PM PDT
Five months ago, Martha Turner's multiple sclerosis had gotten so bad she thought she was going to die. Then she found the latest drug for what once was considered a hopeless "mystery disease."


MS Answers
Q :
Is it possible the long term use of immune system modulators such as the currently frontline use of interferons affect the bodies ability to respond effectively to infections? I am particularly thinking of regular contact bacteria such as staph or strep.
http://www.msanswers.ca/QuestionView.aspx?L=2&QID=1727

SLU Researchers to Test Oral Medication for Multiple Sclerosis
Saint Louis University - St. Louis,MO,USA
In the randomized, double-blind study - the largest such investigation of the drug to date - half the volunteers will receive laquinimod while the remainder ...
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MS event helps fight 'invisible disease'
Northwest Herald Mon, 05 May 2008 2:19 AM PDT
LAKE IN THE HILLS – When Cathy Blackmore told her parents that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they were devastated.



Charity Walks Bring Attention To Social and Health Problems
FOX 6 News Milwaukee Sun, 04 May 2008 9:04 PM PDT
The MS Walk at Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds was expected to raise nearly $2 million for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness in the limbs, to blindness and paralysis.

Acorda sales grow, loss widens
Business in the Burbs - White Plains,NY,USA
The company is also seeking to develop Fampridine-SR, which would also be for people with multiple sclerosis. Research and development expenses rose to ...
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Acorda Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
We reported favorable results of our Fampridine-SR Thorough QT study, continued to deliver solid Zanaflex Capsules sales performance, and entered into a ...
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