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Bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Source: CANCER RESEARCH UK (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/)

Thanks to the dexterity of surgeons it’s now possible to reattach severed fingers, toes and even limbs that have been accidentally lost. What’s even more impressive is the capacity of nerves to grow back again, restoring at least some sensation and movement to the damaged digits in many cases.

Nerve regrowth is an incredible feat ...
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UAlbany Online Survey for People with MS - the teaMS Study

Thoughts, emotions, and adjustment to multiple sclerosis - the teaMS study
Are you an adult living with multiple sclerosis (MS)? If so, the teaMS study needs your help!

Team up to raise awareness about life with MS! Researchers at University at Albany, SUNY, are carrying out a study to learn more about your thoughts, emotions, and adjustment to MS. We are interested in YOUR experience living with MS. Your answers may ultimately help us ...
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Poor sleep linked to MS-related fatigue

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology has found sleep disturbances may play a major role in secondary fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS)... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/mssymptomsresearch
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New MRI, zero new lesions, zero active lesions.

I am so excited to have received this news. I have not taken any medication in over 2 months now. I was on Copaxone but I became allergic to it.

I am STRONGLY considering going medicine free. Most of you guys know my back story and what I have been through. I seem to have every indicator and sign of having a more "mild" MS.... other than being male.

I know what I need to ...
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Team finds early inflammatory response paralyses T cells

In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers at UC Davis have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can "paralyse" CD4 T cells, immune components that help orchestrate the body's response to pathogens and other invaders.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/immunecells
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Study highlights possible role of glial brain cells....

Study highlights possible role of glial brain cells in neurological conditions

Every brain cell has a nucleus, or a central command station. Scientists have shown that the passage of molecules through the nucleus of a star-shaped brain cell, called an astrocyte, may play a critical role in health and disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/nervecells
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My trike ride :-)

http://sullivanweb.me/MyTrike/videos/TrickycleRide.avi

I ride real fast. :-) The first half, I had the camera on my helmet. It pointed up most of the time. At the turn-around point there is a railroad bridge. Then Suzanne gets the helmet on top of her head on top of the giant Trek bicycle for the trip back.

All very fast at 12x speed.

-Chris
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Getting Over Diagnosis

Hello all,

I was diagnosed 2 years ago with MS. I am only 26 years old, and have a lot of my life ahead of me. Since being diagnosed I have jumped right into doing the things I love, and experiencing life in a way I have never lived before. It has opened me up to a different view on life that I would not have had if I was not diagnosed with MS.

I ...
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Further evidence of vitamin D role in MS found

Further evidence of vitamin D role in Multiple Sclerosis found

Researchers have conducted a survey of over 2,000 adults with multiple sclerosis to determine whether vitamin D supplementation, latitude and/or sun exposure are related to the relapse rate and disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/vitaminD
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Study finds exercise beneficial for children with MS

Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who engage in regular exercise may potentially have a milder form of the condition with fewer symptoms, according to results of a new study published in the journal, Neurology..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/paediatric
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