Friday, May 16, 2008

Report Available Now: Target Product Profiles 2008: Physician ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
A drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (chronic progressive) that reduces by 50% the proportion of patients who become wheelchair-bound over 36 ...
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Study Highlights Need For Early Learning Intervention In Some Children With MS
Italian researchers compared cognitive function between 63 children with MS and 57 controls without MS, and found significant impairment in about one-third of the children with MS. The study results highlight the need for early interventions - such as accommodations that can be made in school - to address cognitive function in children with MS.


Analyst initiations: MNOV, RIG and LII
BloggingStocks - USA
Rodman & Renshaw is positive on MedicNova's (NASDAQ:MNOV) two primary products in development: MN-221, for the treatment of severe asthma and MN-166, ...
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MediciNova initiated with "market outperform" - Westerburg,Germany
In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that the company has two products, MN-221 and MN-166, currently under development for the ...
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Embryonic Pathway Delivers Stem Cell Traits

BioResearch Online (press release) - Horsham,PA,USA
The researchers found that the cells that underwent the EMT process were mesenchymal-like in appearance and demonstrated stem-cell surface markers. ...
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Wheelchair athletes ready to roll June 10
Flamborough Review - Waterdown,ON,Canada
Breakthrough stem cell research by Dr. Michel Rathbone and his research team at McMaster University has given new hope to Cetinski and others who are ...
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Opexa Reports Financial Results and Updates on Tovaxin® Study
Woodlands Online, LLC - The Woodlands,TX,USA
Positive results of Phase I/II studies of Tovaxin for multiple sclerosis (MS), with a greater than 90% reduction in annualized relapse rate in subjects as ...
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How Pot Became Demonized
RINF.COM - Lancaster,UK
We had Montel Williams [another popular TV talk show host] on a few weeks back. He has MS [multiple sclerosis]. And I believe Montel Williams when he says, ...
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Diagnosis: MS - Detroit,MI,USA
... founded the Montel Williams MS Foundation to fund scientific study. Khan, professor of neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Wayne ...
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Roots, reality and Israel's 60th
The Jewish Journal of greater L.A - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Ask any neurologist or endocrinologist about the level and quality of medical research being conducted in Israel today -- in stem cells, diabetes or in ...
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Pluristem Announces Removal of Restrictive Legends on Shares of ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
... of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) contained in umbilical cord blood; PLX-STROKE, targeting ischemic stroke; PLX-MS, targeting Multiple Sclerosis; ...
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Rituxan Trial Fails to Meet Primary Endpoint
FDA news (subscription) - Falls Church,VA,USA
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study evaluated the efficacy, safety and tolerability of four courses of Rituxan (rituximab) ...
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Biomaterials For The Central Nervous System
Biomaterials are widely used to help treat neurological disorders and/or improve functional recovery in the central nervous system (CNS). This article reviews the application of biomaterials in (1) shunting systems for hydrocephalus; (2) cortical neural prosthetics; (3) drug delivery in the CNS; (4) hydrogel scaffolds for CNS repair; and (5) neural stem cell encapsulation for neurotrauma.

Prestigious Janssen Award Received By Researchers Who Helped Millions With Arthritis
Two British researchers who pioneered treatments which have helped millions of people with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases have been awarded the prestigious 2008 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
51% Of Insured U.S. Residents Regularly Take Prescription Drugs For Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
Fifty-one percent of insured U.S. residents last year took one or more prescription drugs for chronic diseases, compared with 50% in the previous four years and 47% in 2001, according to a report released on Tuesday by 15 May 2008
New Nationwide Report Estimates One In Every 12 Adolescents Experienced Major Depression In The Past Year
About 2.1 million teens aged 12 to 17 experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, according to a new nationwide report by the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration.

vitamin D

Vitamin D is good for far more than bones
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota,FL,USA
But that's the potential promise for vitamin D, the usefulness of which was once thought to be limited to prevention of rickets in children and severe bone ...
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Co-Development and Co-Marketing Agreement Secured for the ... (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
ED-71 is an activated vitamin D derivative created by Chugai. It is based on an activated vitamin D preparation that is being widely used in Japan as an ...
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Vitamin D depression link
Pulse - London,UK
Older adults with low blood levels of vitamin D and high serum parathyroid hormone may be at a high risk of depression, say Dutch researchers. ...
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Higher Levels Of Vitamin D In Blood Helps Cancer Patients Survive ...
TopNews - Noida,Uttar Pradesh,India
A new study carried out by the German researchers revealed that maintaining higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may raise the chances of cancer ...
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Prostates protected by vitamin D: study - Montpellier,France
By Stephen Daniells 14-May-2008 - The benefits of vitamin D for prostates may be due to the action of the vitamin on a specific gene, suggests new research ...
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PROJECT LEAN: Ensure bone health for a lifetime
Times-Standard - Eureka,CA,USA
Another way is to take in all of the vitamins and minerals necessary to grow and protect bones, such as calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, ...
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Caribbean Sun Tanning Joins The Campaign To D-Feat Breast Cancer
Looking Fit - Phoenix,AZ,USA
based The Caribbean Sun Tanning Salon has joined the campaign to fund research on vitamin D deficiency and its link to an elevated risk of breast cancer. ...
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Sunseekers enjoy welcome dose of vitamin D
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
MetService forecaster Jo Gaudie said sunlight produced vitamin D in the body and was known to boost serotonin levels. "At this time of year some people need ...
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Oral Calcitriol May Reduce Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease
Medscape (subscription) - USA
"Parenteral vitamin D is associated with improved survival among long-term hemodialysis patients," write Abigail B. Shoben, from the Puget Sound Veterans' ...
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Let the sunshine in to build vitamin D
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine at Boston University, is on a quest to educate the world about the benefits of the sunshine vitaminvitamin D. ...
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Google Blogs Alert for: vitamin D

How Vitamin D Protects the Prostate
By Harry Hirsute
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center report that the active form of vitamin D in the body, 1,25-hydroxylvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D), may link with a gene known as G6PD, which releases an antioxidant enzyme and protect ...
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Vitamin D Deficiency in Renal Disease
By iwacogne
Of 143 children attending a tertiary renal clinic in Manchester, 26% were vitamin D deficient and a further 31% were vitamin D insufficient; higher in children from Asian backgrounds. Here.
BMJ Blogs - ADC Precis -

Low Vitamin D Boosts Depression Risk in Seniors
By editor
Dutch researchers report that people with low levels of Vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone are more likely to be depressed. A study that examined 1282 men and women found that nearly 40 percent of men and 57 percent of ...
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Comment on Are You Vitamin D-Ficient? by: Frank B.
I did some research on the Internet and discovered that indeed a one or two week course of this dosage was common to bring Vitamin D levels back to normal range. The high dosage is then replaced with a daily supplement of 1000 to 5000IU ...
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What is vitamin D?
By admin
It is a vitamin like A, B and C. Your friend is nuts or just pulling your leg. Why don't you do a search and learn all about vitamin D. Does he say that he also smokes water. What is water? Is it bad like cancer? ...
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