MS not an autoimmune disease

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Postby Niko » Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:15 am

It sounds like that the article says: We need to keep our eyes open and not dismiss any possibilities as of yet.

We need to keep studying and not just focus on one theory. Need to see the forest through the trees :)

I am encouraged in that science has made quite a few advances in the last several years.

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Postby finn » Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:25 am

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Postby Shayk » Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:26 pm

I'm :lol:

Don't I wish I had friends in high places. I do know a PH D student though who has online access to the local medical school library. :)
No specialists in MS there tho. :(

I say let the creativity begin :!: I think the editorial is strong enough that it will allow people to explore new and different ideas. As Niko said, open their eyes. 8O

Finn, because you seem to be so well informed, what should we look for now in the research? Anything and everything? Or? :?

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Postby Niko » Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:33 am

Sharon,

We should look for everything. I don't think we can afford to rule anything out. Not today.

The day will come when the cause for the disease is known. That day will be the first day towards a stop to the lousy disease. That will be a good day 8)

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Postby finn » Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:26 am

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Postby Shayk » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:19 pm

ok Niko and Finn, I'll keep looking at just about everything I guess.

Finn, I'm leaving the info on stem cell to you. Is the minocycline worth asking a neuro about? I seem to recall :roll: that it was a 2 week treatment.

Eyes wide open :roll:

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Postby finn » Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:00 am

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Postby Arron » Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:55 am

Just wanted to point you all to an article Finn published-- it's on the front page, entitled "Is it a Boomerang or what?"

Seeing the educated opinions in this thread gets us very excited about the potential of our members to pull together loose threads and come up with a unified, working theory of MS.

Shayk and Nico, thank you for your contributions to this topic as well... Shayk, it seems you are the perfect person to put together on the state of hormone-MS research today.... :)
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Postby finn » Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:21 pm

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Postby fightingms » Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:42 am

Hi Finn, I have been reading this thread but never jumped in. Many of these clinical trials need to be larger. For example the Esteriol{sp} trial was only done on 17 people I believe.....That's not big enough. :?

Also when they do double blind placebo controlled trials they put as much weight on the EDSS score as they do on the MRI....I know this for I am currently involved in a study.

I also think we have to look at the many people with MS who never had a treatment option years ago.....how has their MS progressed without a C r a b drug. Not at all saying they are perfect....but hey they are the best we have right now! :wink: I bet many people wished they had a treatment option 20 years ago.

http://www.pneuro.com/publications/ms/i ... l#Theories Here is a link to a site I like. It is written be Neuro's and not updated often. I also think the NMSS spends a large amount of money on trial study's of drugs. It is not just the drug company's. But it seems they are the ones with the most unlimited supply of money, that I agree with you.

Here is a link about clinical trials and how they judge the effectiveness of them. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Highli ... inical.asp I do agree that lesions and clinical relapse do NOT go hand in hand...MS is a silently progressing disease.

I do enjoy reading this thread....I loved your article. Keep up the good work finn...........Kim
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Postby finn » Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:02 pm

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Postby fightingms » Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:59 am

I get daily e-mail news from this site....http://www.bostoncure.org/curemap/map.php

They are pulling resources together to someday hopefully find a cure. Finn I believe this all lies in stem cell research. I don't know about your country, but it seems to get stalled in congress in our country.

Everyone hears stem cell and they think we want to clone people! :?
I am sure you have read the article here about the line of progenitor stem cells scientists have created. There are also stem cells in baby teeth and umbilical cords...WHY aren't we doing something with these stem cells.

I think this is where the mystery of MS can be solved. Take care....Kim
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Postby finn » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:38 pm

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Postby Niko » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:37 pm

Kim and Finn,

Thanks for posting the Boston Cure Project address. That was a new one to me. Very interesting :!:

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