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Any recommendations for a good neuro in Charleston, SC?

Does anyone have any good (or bad) recommendations for a neuro in Charleston, SC or the surrounding areas (Columbia, Orangeburg, Aiken, etc)?

Thank you!
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Christmas tune hopes to raise £20k

Christmas tune hopes to raise £20k

A newly released Christmas single is hoping to raise £20,000 for charity.

Written by composer Iain Kerr, Christmas You, Christmas Me is available for download with all proceeds being shared equally between MS-UK and Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

The charity single features vocals from London Performing Arts College student Genevieve Corbett, who has a three-year-old nephew who is under the care of the Liverpool-based hospital.

Every year Alder Hey ...
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Battling Extreme Fatigue - What Works for You?

Hi guys, I haven't been on here in a while. I've been struggling with extreme fatigue lately and just wanted to ask if anyone here has tried anything that helps. I used to find caffeine helpful, but the fatigue has been so bad recently I've had to consume way more of it, which ends up keeping me up at night and making the problem worse the next day. ...
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Toxin from tobacco smoke bad for MS....

could increase pain in spinal cord injury and worsen MS

A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.

One implication is that if acrolein is exacerbating pain its concentration in the body could be reduced using the drug hydralazine, which has been ...
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Unraveling the mystery of how our immune system turns....

Unraveling the mystery of how our immune system turns on itself

What role does our genetic makeup play in autoimmune diseases – diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis wherein the body’s own immune system turns on it? That question has plagued researchers for decades. However, a new gene mutation has been discovered that could help scientists map an autoimmune disease in the body and find out how the immune system is inappropriately triggered to attack ...
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GeNeuro, Servier partner to develop drug......

GeNeuro, Servier partner to develop drug for causal factor of multiple sclerosis

Switzerland-based GeNeuro has partnered with France-based Servier to develop and market GNbAC1 in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

GNbAC1 is said to be the first drug being developed to address a causal factor of the disease, and holds the potential to radically change the way MS patients are treated...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/emergingtherapies
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Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.

The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/nervecells
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iconquerms - patient driven research

A couple of blogs I read (Wheelchair Kamikaze, ActiveMSers) recently posted on this new site aimed at unlocking the cure for MS via patient surveys. Seems like a neat idea and worth our time. Here is a link: https://www.iconquerms.org/
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Children with MS have lower brain volumes

Brain volumes in children with multiple sclerosis (MS) were smaller than in those without the disease due to a lack of age-expected brain growth and progressive atrophy, researchers reported.

Using longitudinal MRI data from patients with relapsing-remitting MS onset prior to age 18, Berengere Aubert-Broche, PhD, of McGill University in Montreal and colleagues noted that "significant group and age interactions were found with the adjusted models fitting brain volumes and normalized thalamus volumes (P<0.10-4)." They ...
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Compound decreases effects of multiple sclerosis..

Researchers identify chemical compound that decreases effects of multiple sclerosis

Given such debilitating effects of MS, an aggressive search is on among scientists to find a cure for MS. Currently available therapies are only partially effective, however, in preventing the onset of permanent disability in MS patients. What would be immensely helpful is a drug that could minimize the degeneration of axons, thus reducing the rate and degree of MS progression. Better still would be ...
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