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New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

Roads Closed For Powerful MRI Scanner Delivery

Roads were closed in central London on Saturday as a new high-powered, six tonne MRI scanner was installed at the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square.

The new scanner is more powerful than previous ones and will allow much better images to be taken of the effects of MS throughout its course.

Professor David Miller from the Institute of Neurology, ...
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"Crawling T-Cells?

Stumbled over this article and thought I'd share

Real-Time Observation Sheds New Light On Multiple Sclerosis
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, the University Medical Center Göttingen, using a two-photon microscope, succeeded in tracing the movements of aggressive T-cells. Outside the nervous system, the T- cells moved just as we would expect them to; most cells were floating along with the flow of the bloodstream. "Things ...
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MS lesions and edema

This is interesting...

Acute Multiple Sclerosis Lesion: Conversion of Restricted Diffusion Due to Vasogenic Edema.

J Neuroimaging. 2009 Nov 3.
Balashov KE, Aung LL, Dhib-Jalbut S, Keller IA.
From the Departments of Neurology (KB, LLA, SD-J); Department of Radiology (IAK), UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

It is widely accepted that acute demyelinating plaques in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) demonstrate increased apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and increased diffusion weighted ...
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[b]New Tool To Accelerate Discovery Of Autoimmune Disease Me

This looked interesting, but it was more than my non-medical gray matter can process, lol.

New Tool To Accelerate Discovery Of Autoimmune Disease Mechanisms And Therapies

Currently, 5 - 8% of the U.S. population is afflicted with an autoimmune disease.
To help researchers investigate these common pathways, The Jackson Laboratory has published Pathways to Discovery: Autoimmune Diseases (, a unique, interactive, and publicly accessible online resource that illustrates the genetic networks involved in five ...
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Going to Poland!!!!

Hi everyone
First of all a massive THANK YOU!!! I've been reading and learning so much from this forum, and it has given me the impetus to actually take the plunge: I have an appointment with Dr. Simka for a doppler ultrasound on the 1st December!!! I'm going the go over for the 30th November so if anyone else is there, let me know and we can meet up!

Some of my background: I was ...
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EPA and blood thinners

Hello, I'm going to have the procedure with Dr Simka in December.
I currently take fish body oil by the bucketful and my blood has become very thin and slow to clot.
I dont know my INR but assume it would not be a good idea to continue with the EPA/EFA as you all seem to go onto blood thinners post procedure.
I'm guessing that my blood would be way too thin if I continued ...
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PM - Brainteaser

Brainteaser - check your PM box please
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Stem Cells, Remyelination and Repair

Stem Cells, Remyelination and Repair in the Central Nervous System: Prospects for Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM
The Wayne State University fifth annual Multiple Sclerosis Symposium.

This caught my eye because somewhere in this forum I saw mentioned that an IR from Wayne State was becoming involved with CCSVI, maybe through Dr Haacke? Anyway, now that I have stents, the next ...
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Eye doctors and CCSVI

Hi all, I have my annual eye exam next week. Just a regular checkup. Thankfully I've never had ON or any eye other issues, other than being near sighted. Earlier this year I dropped off Dr. Z's December 2008 paper and the Charring Cross paper to my eye doctor. Next week I'll bring him up to date with Dr. Dake, the September conference, Dr. Haacke's website and the Jacobs study.
My question is -- is ...
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CCSVI and MS Heat Sensitivity

Hypothesis : CCSVI in Multiple Sclerosis and why people with MS are so heat sensitive

Ozarkcanoer - November 5, 2009

Temperature sensitivity and selective brain cooling in humans : From Dean Falk - University at Albany, SUNY :

The human brain is an exquisitely heat-sensitive organ. According to noted vascular physiologist, Mary Ann Baker: “A rise of only four or five degrees C above normal begins to disturb brain functions. For example, high fevers in ...
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