Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cyclophosphamide -Multiple Sclerosis

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New evidence shows that the brains of adults with autism are "wired" differently from people without the disorder, and this abnormal pattern of connectivity may be responsible for the social impairments that are characteristic of autism.



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On The Evolutionary Trail Of Molecules That Cause Lou Gehrig's Disease
What became a scientific quest for Dr. Hugo Bellen and his colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston began with trying to define the function of a protein that plays a role in the nervous system.
LOTSA GOLD RUSTLING AT THE NUGGET
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... Celebrities and Cause – a Montel Williams hosted celebrity charity tournament which raised more than $25000 for WilliamsMultiple Sclerosis Foundation. ...
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EULAR: Less Toxic Regimen Preserves Fertility in Women with Lupus
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By Peggy Peck, Executive Editor, MedPage Today PARIS, June 13 -- Five to seven months of treatment with cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) followed by ...
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Major award for MS Specialist Nurse
Mourne Observer - Mourne,Ireland,UK
THE Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse Heidi Thompson has won the UK MS Specialist Nurses Association Making A ...
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Opexa reports positive safety results from Phase I/II multiple ...
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
... PowerRating -- Opexa Therapeutics has announced favorable safety and efficacy data for Tovaxin, the company's investigational T-cell vaccination therapy ...
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Marijuana more potent than ever

| Los Angeles Times

5:24 PM, June 12, 2008

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Marijuana is more potent than at any time since scientific analysis of the drug began in the 1970s, according to a report from the University of Mississippi’s Potency Monitoring Project. The average amount of THC in marijuana, the primary psychoactive ingredient in the drug, was tested at 9.6% --more than double the potency of marijuana in 1983.

The highest concentration of THC found in a single sample was 37.2%.

Since 1975, the group, which is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has analyzed and compiled data on nearly 63,000 cannabis samples, mostly seized in drug arrests, in 48 states.

"The increases in marijuana potency are of concern since they increase the likelihood of acute toxicity, including mental impairment," Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, says in a news release. "Particularly worrisome is the possibility that the more potent THC might be more effective at triggering the changes in the brain that can lead to addiction; however, more research is needed to establish this link between higher THC potency and higher addiction risk."

--Janet Cromley

Photo: Robert Durrell / Los Angeles Times

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Vitamin D Linked to Heart Attacks
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Sanford aims to cure type 1 diabetes
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