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Preclinical Study Published in Nature Medicine Shows Anti-LINGO-1 Antibody Promotes Remyelination

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    Preclinical Study Published in Nature Medicine Shows Anti-LINGO-1 Antibody Promotes Remyelination CNW
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      Preclinical Study Published in Nature Medicine Shows Anti-LINGO-1
      Antibody Promotes Remyelination
      <http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/070930/biogen_idec.html?.v=1>
      CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:01 AM PDT
      Biogen Idec announced today the publication of findings from a
      preclinical study reporting that the anti-LINGO-1 antibody can promote
      spinal cord remyelination and axonal integrity, suggesting a potential
      role as a treatment for multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating
      diseases of the central nervous system .

      Trial could 'recover' MS damage
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      Channel 4 News - London,UK
      A pioneering new treatment which could help thousands of multiple
      sclerosis suffers "recover" from the incurable disease is being trialled
      for the first ...
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      Stem cell trials raise multiple sclerosis hopes
      <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/28/nstem128.xml>
      Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
      The procedure involves patients being injected with stem cells taken
      from their own bone marrow, in the hope that they will travel to damaged
      parts of the ...
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      Patients own stem cells injected to treat multiple sclerosis
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      SpiritIndia - New Delhi,New Delhi,India
      Six patients in the United Kingdom suffering from multiple sclerosis are
      having their own stem cells injected into them as an experiment to see
      whether this ...
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      Only 77% wash hands after using the toilet
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      American Medical News (subscription) - USA
      She is also director of the microbiology laboratory at Primary
      Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. According to data from
      observational and ...
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      Pharmos's painful ride back
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      Globes - Rishon Le-Zion,Israel
      One example is Cannabinor, Pharmos's drug for pain relief which is
      currently in Phase II clinical trials. The other group consists of
      factors that do not ...
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      Medical system is leading cause of death and injury in US

      this article is here
      http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2003/10/29/medical_system_is_leading_cause_of_death_and_injury_in_us.htm
      and a different chart is here
      http://www.ourcivilisation.com/medicine/usamed/deaths.htm
      Shocking statistical evidence is cited by Gary Null PhD, Caroly
      Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD and Dorothy Smith PhD in
      their recent paper Death by Medicine - October 2003, released by the
      Nutrition Institute of America.
      "A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review
      journals, and government health statistics shows that American medicine
      frequently causes more harm than good. The number of people having
      in-hospital, adverse drug reactions (ADR) to prescribed medicine is 2.2
      million. Dr. Richard Besser, of the CDC, in 1995, said the number of
      unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections was 20
      million. Dr. Besser, in 2003, now refers to tens of millions of
      unnecessary antibiotics. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical
      procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people
      exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. The
      total number of iatrogenic deaths shown in the following table is
      783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is the leading
      cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease
      annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.
      Health Care expenditures in the US have reached 14% of the Gross
      National Product and a staggering $1.6 trillion in 2003. No wonder, one
      might be tempted to say. With such an appalling record of efficacy and
      such an unbelievable death rate for the treatments routinely
      administered, the current medical system can only be said to be in great
      need of deep reform.
      Certainly it would appear more urgent to investigate the rationale,
      efficacy and relative cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical medicine than
      to legislate restrictive rules for supplements of vital nutrients, as
      most governments and some international organisations are doing in these
      times.

      The Nutrition Institute of America
      October 28, 2003
      Deadly Medical Mistakes Exposed

      New York, New York - New information has been presented showing the
      degree to which Americans have been subjected to injury and death by
      medical errors. The results of seven years of research reviewing
      thousands of studies conducted by the NIA now show that medical errors
      are the number one cause of death and injury in the United States.
      According to the NIA's report, over 784,000 people die annually due
      to medical mistakes. Comparatively, the 2001 annual death rate for heart
      disease was 699,697 and the annual death rate for cancer was 553,251.
      Over 2.2 million people are injured every year by prescription
      drugs alone and over 20 million unnecessary prescriptions for
      antibiotics are prescribed annually for viral infections. The report
      also shows that 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures
      are performed every year and 8.9 million people are needlessly
      hospitalized annually. Based on the results of NIA's report, it is
      evident that there is a pressing need for an overhaul of the entire
      American medical system.
      The findings, described as a "revelation" by Martin Feldman, MD,
      who helped to uncover the evidence, are the product of the first
      comprehensive studies on iatrogenic incidents. Never before has any
      study uncovered such a massive amount of information with regard to
      iatrogenesis. Historically, only small individual partial studies have
      been performed in this area.
      Carolyn Dean, MD, a physician and author who also helped to uncover
      the findings said, "I was completely shocked, amazed, and dismayed when
      I first added up all the statistics on medical death and saw how much
      allopathic medicine has betrayed us."
      The Nutrition Institute of America is a not-for-profit,
      non-partisan organization that has been enlightening the public on
      health issues for nearly 30 years.
      For more information, contact David Slater, President of NIA at
      (646) 505 - 4660 x 155.
      Alternatively contact: Richard Polonetsky (646)-505-4660 x171


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