Thursday, June 05, 2008

New Data Show Patients Using AVONEX Reported Less Sick Leave And Short-Term Disability Costs

New Data Show Patients Using AVONEX Reported Less Sick Leave And Short-Term Disability Costs
Results from an analysis assessing the differences in health benefits costs (HBCs) and lost time among employees suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) being treated with injectable disease modifying therapies (DMTs) were presented and announced by Biogen Idec as poster presentations at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center (CMSC) annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, May 28-May 31, 2008.
Cowen upgrades Novartis rating, sees strong sales
Forbes - NY,USA
Late-stage pipeline drugs including RAD001 for kidney cancer and FTY720 for multiple sclerosis also could benefit the company in coming years. ...
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Elan Corporation PLC (NYSE:ELN) - Increasing Tysabri demand to ...
Research Oracle - London,England,UK
Elan’s top-line reported strong growth in 1Q 08 primarily driven by increasing use of Tysabri in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapy and growing sales of ...
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Stem cells from baby, wisdom teeth are a source of powerful stem cells
Dental Economics - Tulsa,OK,USA
... techniques in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to the treatment of injury and trauma to members of our Armed forces wounded in action, ...
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New hope in fight against 'Lorenzo's Oil' disease
Independent - London,England,UK
For the first time, researchers appear to have cured a similar disease in mice by the injection of human stem cells designed to re-build the sheath of fatty ...
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Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice
Washington Post - United States
Demyelination also occurs in people with multiple sclerosis. Previous research has examined the use of cell transplantation for restoring absent or lost ...
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Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
The study was published in the June issue of Cell Stem Cell. The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation has more about demyelination.
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Stem cells 'halt nerve disease'
BBC News - UK
... off - but potentially the technique could be used to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis. The US study features in the journal Cell: Stem Cell. ...
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Human stem cells show promise against fatal children's diseases
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Myelin loss is at the heart of multiple sclerosis, and also plays a role in the symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases. ...
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Analyst Comments: Acorda Therapeutics, GATX Corporation, Nova ... - Salem,OR,USA
However, the pipeline is solid and with renewed growth of Rituxan (for primary progressive multiple sclerosis) and Avastin, the valuation looks very ...
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News From The American Chemical Society, May 28, 2008
Lead leaching and faucet corrosion in PVC home plumbingScientists in Virginia are reporting that home plumbing systems constructed with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic pipes may be more susceptible to leaching of lead and copper into drinking water than other types of piping - especially when PVC systems include brass fixtures and pipefittings.
Nearly One In Five Teenagers Admit Eating Problems, But Anxiety Is A Bigger Problem Than Appearance
Eighteen per cent of school children who took part in two health surveys carried out a year apart admitted they had eating problems, according to research published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing.
People With Diabetes Not Getting Retinal Screening
Three quarters of a million people with diabetes in England are at risk of losing their sight because they are not being screened for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the primary cause of blindness in the UK's working-age population.

A Computer That Can 'Read' Your Mind
For centuries, the concept of mind readers was strictly the domain of folklore and science fiction. But according to new research published in the journal Science, scientists are closer to knowing how specific thoughts activate our brains.
04 June 2008

Molecular Changes In Brain Fluid Give Insight Into Brain-Damaging Disease
Soon after an individual becomes infected with HIV the virus infects cells in the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system [CNS]). Although this causes no immediate problems, during the late-stages of disease it can cause dementia and encephalitis (acute inflammation of the brain that can cause death).

New Findings On Mercury Content In Salmon
A new study published in Environmental Toxicologyand Chemistry finds that although mercury levels in both wildand farmed salmon from British Columbia are substantially below humanhealth consumption guidelines, the levels found in wild salmon werethree times higher than in farmed salmon.


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