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Ebola Concerns While on Immunosuppressants?

Is anyone else concerned about Ebola while on immunosuppressant's to treat MS? I was diagnosed with MS about a month ago (although my doc says I have probably had it for about 10 years) and am about to start Tecfidera for treatment. I know the purpose of treatment is to suppress the immune system so it stops attacking the nervous system. Now, with the growing cases of Ebola, and hearing the possibility that it will ...
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Possible new target for Multiple Sclerosis treatment

A study published in the October, 2014 issue of Nature Medicine points to a new target for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (M.S.). Inhibiting this target, in a mouse model of the disease, was shown to inhibit the disease in its most advanced stages.

The landmark paper, “B4GALT6 regulates astrocyte activation during CNS inflammation,” was authored by Lior Mayo, Francisco J. Quinta et al. at Harvard Medical School. Abdolmohamad Rostami, M.D. Ph.D., professor and chair ...
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New MS Research into cytokine regulation, neuroprotection...

New MS Research into cytokine regulation, neuroprotection, tolerance induction

Evotec AG, a German company specializing in the provision of drug discovery resources to biotech companies and learning institutions, announced that is going to begin three new research projects for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), which will be supported by funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Working with MS

Hello,

I am brand new to this forum, as I have not yet been formally diagnosed with MS. However, for the past six months I have been having symptoms that include: numbness, pain, excessive sweating and sensitivity to room temperature, fatigue, loss of vision and hearing, twitching, weakness, memory loss, and lack of my ability to focus. This past week, I have had six seizures, and have been in the ER twice. My doctors are ...
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COULD M.S BEGIN IN THE GUT

HI Friends http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... n-the-gut/
MS researchers are focusing on the Gut's micro biome as possible contributor to the bodies autoimmune attack on its nervous system Please read more from the attached
regards
seeva
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Could Multiple Sclerosis begin in the gut?

MS researchers are focusing on the content of the gut’s microbiome as a possible contributor to the body’s autoimmune attack on its nervous system.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an electrical disorder, or rather one of impaired myelin, a fatty, insulating substance that better allows electric current to bolt down our neurons and release the neurotransmitters that help run our bodies and brains. Researchers have speculated for some time that the myelin degradation seen in MS ...
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MS Cannabis drug ‘too costly’ for England but not Wales

A drug derived from cannabis, which many people with multiple sclerosis say helps ease their symptoms, has been ruled too expensive to be used by the NHS in England even though it is approved for Wales.

In new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of people with the disabling disease, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says the price set by the manufacturer of Sativex (nabiximols) is too high for the benefit ...
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Autoimmune disease progression appears to be reversed....

Autoimmune disease progression appears to be reversed by naturally occurring molecule

Type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, and multiple sclerosis are among the more well-known autoimmune diseases. But according to the AARDA, there are more than 150 rare autoimmune diseases, which affect around 50 million Americans. Even with this large number, scientists are still in the dark regarding interventions that can help cure these diseases. But this might change with the discovery of a molecule called ...
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Cognitive executive deficits in Multiple Sclerosis patients

Research supports the slowed processing speed in the executive deficits found in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a paper from the Kessler Foundation.

The investigators wanted to further explore cognitive deficits, since they affect nearly half the population of MS patients. These disabling symptoms can adversely affect patients' quality of life. Data was collected from 50 MS patients and 28 healthy controls and all patients were evaluated through executive functioning tasks both with ...
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NMSS funding research projects

National MS Society Commits $18.8M toward 54 Research Projects
http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-high ... /81250425/

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society said today it has committed $18.8 million to support an expected 54 new MS research projects. The award raises to more than $50 million the amount the society said will be spent this year to support 380 new and ongoing studies worldwide.

The grant funding will focus on three society priorities: ...
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