I just got the news from medpagetoday.com that a new Multiple Sclerosis drug called Tecfidera received FDA approval today (3/27/13). How does Tecfidera work? I’m just so glad you asked because to scientists this is important. According to the website, It is believed that Tecfidera works by activating the nuclear factor-like 2 transcriptional pathway, thereby reducing oxidative stress that contributes strongly to demyelination. I know that you’re wondering…could it really be that simple?
SAYS THE NEWS: Washington, DC - Valley Fever, a fungal respiratory infection, dramatically increased in several southwestern states from 1998 through 2011, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah rose from 2,265 in 1998 to more than 22,000 in 2011.
Plastics are a relatively new material to the world. The first fully synthetic plastic – Bakelite – was created in the early 1900's by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland. Following technological advances after World War II, the usage and types of plastics manufactured exploded.
What do we do when the PSA test that millions of men and their doctors have relied on as a prostate cancer test is proven ineffective? a) Keep using the PSA test b) Keep billing insurance companies for PSA tests c) Start damage control by having experts question it d) All of the above