Haematopoietic stem cell gene therapy....

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Haematopoietic stem cell gene therapy....

Postby Lyon » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:51 pm

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Postby munchkin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:30 pm

There are a lot of people who do believe that MS is an autoimmune disease, but they haven't proved that anymore than they have disproved the fact that narrowed veins are having an impact on people with ms. All of the research is important and it will all have some kind of relevance to those of us with this horrid disease.

But the research must be done otherwise we (the people with MS) have lost the race. The research into all of the potential causes or symptom relief is necessary because they can't prove anything at this point and until they can it's an open field.

As someone with MS, I'm not quite ready to call it quits yet. Some days tho, it's a bitch.
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Postby tara97 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:23 pm

I cant argue for or against the autoimmune thing entirely but it was louis pasteur who said " the microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything". I am bacterial and fungal but I am this way because there is something about me which is fertile for these organisms. if I had to guess I would say its nitrogen. I think that the loss of control of the immune system has to do with adrenal failure. this would be why cortico steroids work. what ever is occuring, it is not as simple as an antogen, my immune system and the place it attacks this I know with every fiber of my soul.
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Postby shucks » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:59 pm

HSCT has a huge rate of stopping progression in ms and has since the 90s. I dont know how it could work so well if it was not autoimmune. I am looking into it pretty heavily, and aside from the higher than i would like TRM, it seems like the way to go for aggressive ms.
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Postby civickiller » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:22 pm

me personally i wish i could see hsct patients in 20 years, my thinking is that theyll have MS again
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