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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Back on Track: Phase III Study of Teva's Oral Laquinimod Published in the New England Journal of Medicine Demonstrates Clinical Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
"The positive findings from ALLEGRO provided evidence that laquinimod represents a unique approach in the treatment of multiple sclerosis - one that offers relapse management along with a significant reduction in the key outcome measures correlated to irreversible nervous tissue damage," said Principal Investigator, Professor Giancarlo Comi, Director of the Department of Neurology and Institute of Experimental Neurology at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy. "We are pleased to have the results published in The New England Journal of Medicine."
Myelin Repair Foundation appointed Dr. Alfred Sandrock, Chief Medical Officer from Biogen Idec to our Clinical Advisory Board
Though scientists haven't figured out a way to prevent MS, there are some things you may be able to do to reduce your risk
While the jury is out on a definite link between diet and multiple sclerosis, there is a great deal of evidence to support link between multiple sclerosis and a vitamin D deficiency, and the number of studies is growing. But while it is clear that there is an association between the two, it remains uncertain just how vitamin D deficiency affects multiple sclerosis or its development.
A study of active-duty military personnel found that people with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those with lower levels of vitamin D, although the finding applied to whites only, not blacks or Hispanics.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
MAKScientific, a company focused on therapeutics that modulate cannabinoid pathways, entered into an exclusive, worldwide option and collaboration agreement with Biogen Idec