Friday, October 24, 2008
I saw this the other day (My Mrs mentioned it to me and the Big Little Brother emailed me a link) and I wonder ... can this be it? Can we have finally stumbled over the solution? A 'cure' for MS?
Researchers at the University of Cambridge said Thursday they have found that a drug originally developed to treat leukaemia can halt and even reverse the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS).
In trials, alemtuzumab reduced the number of attacks in sufferers and also helped them recover lost functions, apparently allowing damaged brain tissue to repair so that individuals were less disabled than at the start of the study.
n the trial, 334 patients diagnosed with early-stage relapsing-remitting MS who had not previously been treated were given alemtuzumab or interferon beta-1a, one of the most effective licensed therapies for similar MS cases.
After three years, alemtuzumab was found to reduce the number of attacks the patients suffered by 74 percent over the other treatment, and reduce the risk of sustained accumulation of disability by 71 percent over interferon beta-1a.
UPDATE: Links and more links.
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Just a few more minutes mom ....
Not a lot of time ... but it will improve. In the mean time: this.
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