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Bio Roundup: Golumbeski’s Legacy, CRISPR Moratorium, Rebate Week & More

While all eyes in the biopharmaceutical world are currently trained on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s proposal to buy Celgene for $74 billion, it wasn’t that long ago that another company’s gaze was fixed on the Summit, NJ, drug maker.In the early 2000s, before the FDA approved Celgene’s flagship multiple myeloma drug lenalidomide (Revlimid), Novartis (NYSE: NVS considered buying the company. It passed, unwilling to risk billions on an unapproved drug. Those details came from biopharma dealmaker George...
Tags: Deals, Startups, China, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, Colorectal Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Harvard University, Health Insurance, Astrazeneca, Center For Medicare And Medicaid Services, Fda, National

Selma Blair Shares Her M.S. Story, and Many Hear Their Own

The actress announced in October that she had multiple sclerosis. She made a public appearance on Sunday, patent-leather cane in hand.
Tags: News, Multiple Sclerosis, Selma, Blair, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Nerves and Nervous System

OCD and Multiple Sclerosis

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complicated illness, and the cause, or causes, remain unknown. Research has shown that OCD is seen more frequently than usual in those with various physical disorders, such as muscular dystrophy. An October 2018 study published in Frontiers in Immunology highlights a connection between OCD and another disease — multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder, where the body’s immune system goes haywire and attac...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Multiple Sclerosis, OCD, Obsessions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health-related, Compulsions, Kant, Avadhesha Surolia

Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis

MS diagnosis came in August but Hollywood star has lived with symptoms for yearsThe American actor Selma Blair has been praised for speaking candidly about having multiple sclerosis (MS).In an Instagram post the 46-year-old Cruel Intentions star said she had been officially diagnosed in August but had experienced symptoms for years. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, Television, Film, Society, World news, US news, Multiple Sclerosis, Culture, Television & radio, Selma Blair

Disability: Losing Touch, Finding Intimacy

I had come to believe I was unable to break through my physical disability. I was wrong.
Tags: News, Multiple Sclerosis, Disabilities, Touch (Sense

Experimental Drug Offers a 'Glimmer of Hope' for People With a Devastating Form of Multiple Sclerosis

New research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests an experimental drug can slow down the brain damage caused by a form of multiple sclerosis (MS), an incurable neurological disorder that eats away at the protective coating of our nervous system. But it’s still unclear whether the drug can noticeably…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brain, Multiple Sclerosis, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Trial

How Health Care Makes Disability a Trap

I have multiple sclerosis. Why can’t I move to be closer to my son?
Tags: Texas, News, Multiple Sclerosis, Medicaid, New York State, Disabilities

How Healthcare Makes Disability a Trap

I have multiple sclerosis. Why can’t I move to be closer to my son?
Tags: Texas, News, Multiple Sclerosis, Medicaid, New York State, Disabilities

Sangamo Bags TxCell, and a Next-Gen Cell Therapy Tech, for $84M

Sangamo Biosciences has acquired French biotech TxCell, adding an experimental technology with the potential to treat autoimmune diseases with cell therapy.Sangamo (NASDAQ: SGMO), of Richmond, CA, will pay €72 million ($84.31 million), or $2.58 per share, for TxCell. It expects to complete the deal later this year.The deal gives Sangamo a technology that modifies regulatory T cells, or Tregs—a type of immune cell—to try to treat immunological diseases. The cell therapies to win FDA approval thu...
Tags: Deals, San Francisco, Trends, Multiple Sclerosis, Fda, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Gilead Sciences, Gene Editing, Sangamo, Sangamo BioSciences, Crohn's Disease, National blog main, San Francisco blog main, San Francisco top stories, Richmond CA

Pliant Picks Up $62M to Test Lung, Liver Fibrosis Drug in the Clinic

The cause of fibrosis, the hardening and thickening of connective tissue in organs, isn’t known and it has few treatments. Pliant Therapeutics aims to bring patients who have this chronic and life-threatening condition in the lungs or the liver a new treatment option—and it now has $62 million to test its lead drug in humans.Cowen Healthcare Investments led the Series B round of investment for Pliant, based in South San Francisco, CA. The financing included cash from so-called crossover investo...
Tags: Deals, Startups, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Merck, Natalizumab, Multiple Sclerosis, Harvard University, Biotech, Menlo Ventures, Life Sciences, Roche, South San Francisco, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim

Akili Grabs $55M, Seeking FDA Approval of First Video Game Therapy

Akili Interactive Labs has scooped up another pile of cash to help bring its first product to the market—an experimental mobile video game aimed at assessing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Boston-based Akili said Wednesday it closed a $55 million Series C funding round led by Singapore-based Temasek. Other investors in the round included Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, Merck’s M Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund, and Brookland...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Apps, Boston, Singapore, Trends, Tech, Merck, Vc, Software, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Adhd, Fda, Video Game, Temasek

MS Awareness Week: are we close to a cure?

World First Travel Insurance Blog - For The Most Comprehensive Travel Insurance Around Ready for some good news? In the past few decades the status of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has transformed from an untreatable, incurable disease to an illness that could be close to being beaten for good! MS treatments have come a long way. Nowadays there are dozens of treatments available that make MS more manageable. And with new treatments coming out year after year, the journey towards a cure for MS is we...
Tags: Travel, UK, Multiple Sclerosis, Travel Insurance, World First Travel Insurance, Medical Conditions, Medical Travel Insurance, ERB

Roche Buys Inception 5 MS Program, Versant Funds New Venture

When Versant Ventures, Roche, and Inception Sciences came together in 2014 to identify drugs that could repair damaged neurons, they were placing a bet on technology that amounted to a promising tool in a broader quest to find new ways to treat patients with multiple sclerosis. Now, San Francisco-based Versant is offering validation of that bet, although many details remain under wraps. In a statement today, Versant says Roche has acquired the program dubbed “Inception 5,” which was focus...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Drugs, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Ms, People, Vc, Multiple Sclerosis, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego, Biotech, Life Sciences, Roche

Ties: My Husband Died and All I Got Was This Sweatshirt

The “mazel” shirt didn’t bring us luck, but it was a symbol of my husband’s loving soul: Even when he was ill, he did something for me.
Tags: News, Multiple Sclerosis, Reality Television, West Nile Virus, Families and Family Life, Real Housewives (TV Program

Wishing YOU a Heart-warming Hanuka!

B'SD 24 Kislev, 5778 The fun and highly significant holiday of  H a n u k a aka C h a n u k a (and all the other possible spellings!) begins tonight. Because the holiday commemorates pro-active behavior, I've hunted around for a heart-warming, pro-active story to share with you. I hope that you'll enjoy the story below. Humanity This sick woman's friends have kept their promise to visit her every day --- for 21 years and counting  By Allison Klein He...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Harriet, UA, Kislev, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Jewish World Review, Chanuka, Hanuka, Allison Klein

'Things can't go on like this': tears and tragedy for couple let down by NDIS

Denis Reid’s attempts to bring his wife, who has MS, home from care fell apart when funds were withdrawn, leaving him with an $18,000 bill Denis Reid will never forget telling his wife of 48 years she had to leave. In the almost two decades since Annette’s multiple-sclerosis diagnosis, he’d done what he could with meagre funds to keep her at their home in Queanbeyan, a town straddling the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory border. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Multiple Sclerosis, Australian politics, New South Wales, National disability insurance scheme, NDIS, Annette, Queanbeyan, Denis Reid

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis.
Tags: News, Multiple Sclerosis, Concussions, Sports injuries, Athletics and Sports, Teenagers and Adolescence

3D printing brain scans helps doctors with a tricky diagnosis

 When there’s a problem in the brain, it pays to be precise — every millimeter counts with something like a tumor or blocked artery. But it can be extremely difficult to understand the exact shape and size of these things, which makes them difficult to diagnose and treat as well. But 3D printing a replica of the growth or damage may make doctors may be better able to do so. Read More
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Multiple Sclerosis, 3d Printing

Charlatans threaten stem cell research with unproven cures, say experts

Stem cell medicine has huge potential but unscrupulous clinics offering unrealistic hopes are endangering its futureThe credibility of stem cell research is at risk because of charlatans and dodgy clinics peddling unproven cures for diseases, according to a group of eminent scientists in the field.Stem cell research, or regenerative medicine, has great potential and has already delivered some breakthroughs, but its future is threatened by poor science, unrealistic hopes, unclear funding models a...
Tags: Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Research, Stem Cells, Parkinson's Disease, Lancet

Low-Dose Naltrexone Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis!

B'SD 28/29 Elul, 5777 BIG news in the medical world: A BREAKTHROUGH! Yocheved Golani Just now  ·  W.O.W.! Penn State’s LDN Discoverers in Fresh MS Breakthrough | LDNscience How does LDN work for multiple sclerosis (MS)? Drs. Zagon & McLaughlin show that LDN restores MS patients’ production of the natural endorphin, OGF. LDNSCIENCE.ORG Like Show more ...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Penn State, UA, Elul, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Low Dose Naltrexone, Penn State University researchers, Drs Zagon McLaughlin

Disarm Launches With $30M From Atlas, AbbVie to Battle Neuro Disease

The available drugs for neurodegenerative conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) can only treat symptoms, or at best slow the disease’s march forward. But recent research has uncovered a new approach that could potentially address what causes nerves to break down in the first place. Startup Disarm Therapeutics aims to turn that research into new drugs and is launching today with $30 million in funding. Atlas Venture, the venture capital firm that has incubated Cambridge, MA-based Disarm ...
Tags: Deals, Boston, Trends, Startup, Investing, Multiple Sclerosis, Abbvie, Biotech, Life Sciences, Washington University, University of Nottingham, University of Massachusetts, Cambridge MA, Atlas Venture, National blog main, Boston blog main

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset

A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk.
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Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: What role do gut microbes play?

In multiple sclerosis, the gut microbiome has a peculiar profile. New research looks at the role of gut microbes in the development of this disease.
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Medical News Today: McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional data are used for diagnosis?
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Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Discoveries and breakthroughs in multiple sclerosis research are building momentum, but just how close are we to finding a cure? We investigate.
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Medical News Today: Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates

Researchers have unearthed new information that may explain why the flu can increase the risk of relapse for patients with multiple sclerosis.
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Medical News Today: Could probiotics help to fight multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disease, is difficult to treat. New research looking at the role of gut bacteria offers new hope.
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Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Resistance training may reduce brain atrophy

Resistance training twice per week for 6 months may reduce brain atrophy in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, new study reveals.
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Medical News Today: Swank diet: Does it help with multiple sclerosis?

What is the Swank diet, and how might it help treat multiple sclerosis? We look at the origin of the Swank diet, how it works, and the benefits and risks.
Tags: Multiple Sclerosis, Swank

Medical News Today: MS risk reduced by breast-feeding, study suggests

Mothers who breast-feed for 15 months over the course of one or more pregnancies have a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis, study finds.
Tags: Multiple Sclerosis