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New treatment forum - Ocrevus

We now have a new forum dedicated to the discussion of Roche's new monoclonal antibody treatment for MS, Ocrevus also known as Ocrelizumab.

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How do you handle MS and a stressful job?

So I was diagnosed about 6 months ago, pretty much after the very first symptoms displayed. (I got a numb hand and was convinced it was MS enough to demand an MRI, and turned out I was right). I have been on Tecfidera since then, and haven't had any further relapses that I can definitely identify. But as such a new diagnosis I am still very stressed about it, worried about what it could all ...
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Brain plasticity revisited

I have posted previously about Dr. Norman Doidge's book "The Brain that Changes Itself."



Dr. Doidge was recently interviewed about his new book, "The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers." You can listen to the interview and also download it from the Brain Science Project at . Better yet, ...
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I live in California assisted suicide is legal if you have less than 6 months left to live. That does not apply to us that have ms in lots of pain. I know I will end of a vegetable. This is all to much to live with. I heard this person shot them self in the chest and lived now in much worst shape now. I don't want to attempt suicide. I always think about ...
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The MRZ reaction

It seems that to have antibodies at the same time against Measles, Rubella and Varizella-Zoster viruses (MRZ viruses) is highly specific for MS (97% of positives vs. 3% of false positives)

The MRZ reaction as a highly specific marker of multiple sclerosis: re-evaluation and structured review of the literature ... 016-8360-4

It has long been known that the majority of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) display an intrathecal, ...
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Antibodies to block MMP proteins, faulty in MS and cancers

Antibodies to block MMP proteins, faulty in MS and cancers, created using camels as inspiration

Researchers, using camels as an inspiration, have finally developed antibodies against a group of proteins known as metalloproteinases (MMPs), which are involved in the pathology of diseases that include multiple sclerosis and more -
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Powerful defenders of the brain discovered...

Powerful defenders of the brain discovered, with big implications for disease and injury

A rare and powerful type of immune cell has been discovered in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases, in addition to supporting our healthy mental functioning. By harnessing the cells' power, doctors may be able to develop new treatments for neurological diseases, ...
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US extends review of Roche MS drug Ocrevus by three months

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended its review of Roche's multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus by three months to March 28, the Swiss drugmaker said recently...Read more -
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Multiple sclerosis drug 'a landmark'

On the news in the UK today
Targets CD20-positive B-cells, which are implicated in the inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes of multiple sclerosis. Not sure about the risks or side-effects.
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