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2015-04-20 20:23:46

Natalizumab Was Well-Tolerated Under Double the Standard Dose Schedule NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extending the dose of an infusion medication for multiple

2013-10-08 10:09:58

For more than a decade the research group of Brown University Professor Walter Atwood has doggedly pursued the workings of the JC polyomavirus, which causes a disease called PML that fatally degrades the central nervous system of patients with weakened immune systems.

2013-06-11 14:03:25

The JC polyomavirus is clearly opportunistic. It infects half the population but lethally destroys brain tissue only in immunocompromised patients — and it may be outright sneaky, too.

2013-03-11 13:22:56

The drug natalizumab is effective for treating multiple sclerosis (MS), but it increases the risk of a rare but potentially fatal brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).


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