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Friday, May 12, 2006

new drug for multiple sclerosis

The main aim of the treatment is to disarm the improper immune responses that underlie MS.
In other words the underlying cause is treated making the immune cells that attack the myelin sheathpowerless. Other statins such as lipitor, affect the immune system and also has an anticholesterol effect on it.
According to WebMD, ''Zamvil's team studied Copaxone and Lipitor in the mouse model of MS. These mice were given shots that gave them an MS-like disease.
The researchers found that low doses of Copaxone or Lipitor alone had no effect on disease in these mice. But a low-dose combination of the two drugs prevented MS. And in mice already paralyzed, the Lipitor/Copaxone combination reverses paralysis''.

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