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Biogen, Elan Voluntarily Withdraw MS Drug

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February 28, 2005 in antegren , avonex, bummer, economy, follow the money..., tysabri | Permalink | Comments (0)

Biogen, Elan Suspend Tysabri After Death

Biogen Idec and Elan Corporation Plc on Monday suspended sales of their much-heralded new multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri after a patient died from a rare but frequently fatal central nervous system disease.

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February 28, 2005 in antegren , bummer, follow the money..., treatment, tysabri | Permalink | Comments (0)

Schepens Scientists Regenerate Optic Nerve for the First Time

For the first time, scientists have regenerated a damaged optic nerve -- from the eye to the brain. This achievement, which occurred in laboratory mice and is described in the March 1, 2005 issue of the Journal of Cell Science, holds great promise for victims of diseases that destroy the optic nerve, and for sufferers of central nervous system injuries. “For us, this is a dream becoming reality,” says Dr. Dong Feng Chen, lead author of the study, assistant scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. “This is the closest science has come to regenerating so many nerve fibers over a long distance to reach their targets and to repair a nerve previously considered irreparably damaged.”

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February 24, 2005 in research | Permalink | Comments (0)

Larry King show

I've been in Honduras traveling for the last 4 weeks, missed this one but here is the transcripts from the Larry King show on MS. It featured Meredith Vieira from "The View" and her husband, Emmy-winning TV journalist Richard Cohen, Actress Teri Garr, Alan Osmond and Mark Barondess.

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February 15, 2005 in people | Permalink | Comments (0)