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Researchers link MS risk genes to Vitamin D

The further away you live from the equator, apparently the more likely you are to be diagnosed with MS. It sounds simple, but since analysis of the genetic determiners of multiple sclerosis began in the '70s, sunlight's factoring in the disease has seemed irreconcilable with its highly complex genetic make-up...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/researchers-link-ms-risk-genes-vitamin-d-220816
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Specific definition of fatigue proposed to advance MS resear

Researchers from Colorado State University have proposed a new model of fatigue in multiple sclerosis which is designed to overcome the lack of a unified definition which can be objectively tested...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/specific-definition-fatigue-proposed-advance-ms-research-190816
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Have you tried QUELL for nerve pain?

I just picked one of these units up to try out - it comes with a 60 day full refund (less return shipping) trial period. It is available either direct or through Target or CVS (which saves on shipping charges if you buy locally).

My first impressions... it is very comfortable to wear and I am quite hopeful it will help me. The manufacturer told me that they have not had good success with MS ...
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Gaming camera could better monitor MS treatment

Using a gaming camera that detects movement and computer algorithms that quantify people's walking patterns could help clinicians objectively monitor the differences in gait of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients compared to healthy individuals, a study says...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/gaming-camera-could-better-monitor-ms-treatment-170816
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Wales 'lags behind' in access to MS patient treatment

People living with multiple sclerosis in Wales are "lagging behind" the rest of the UK in access to treatments, it has been claimed...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/wales-lags-behind-access-ms-patient-treatment-170816
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Vit D and gut microbiome

This article may hold interest for those people who focus on the gut microbiome, probiotics, and leaky gut;

VitaminDwiki, http://www.vitamindwiki.com/Gut+microbi ... +July+2015 , features the following paper (with graphs, and comments by Dr. Rhonda Patrick):

Effects of high doses of vitamin D3 on mucosa-associated gut microbiome vary between regions of the human gastrointestinal tract. (June 2016)
M Bashir, et al.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26130323
Conclusion: Vitamin ...
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Early disease activity in MS ‘of little long-term value’

A large study of multiple sclerosis patients has concluded clinical and brain imaging assessments drawn from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are poor measures of long-term prognosis for patients...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/early-disease-activity-ms-%E2%80%98-little-long-term-value%E2%80%99-160816
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MS thirst

I rephrase my question: can somebody explain why some MS patients have the feeling of constant thirst?

thanks, hector :roll:
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requesting anti-MOG subforum

Given that some MS patients are anti-MOG positive, it could be useful to create a subforum for this new entity, which includes cases of optic neuritis and ADEM, but also cases of MS, for publishing research, therapies and response to interventions like dietary treatment.

Just as support for the request:

Autoantibodies to MOG in a distinct subgroup of adult multiple sclerosis

http://nn.neurology.org/content/3/5/e257.short
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Granted first patent to diagnose MS pattern

Though it is known since 2008 that MS patterns can be discriminated by the presence of antibody signatures, it was a research subject until now.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2596207/

Now the first patent has been granted (February 2016). It is important because pattern II is "dramatically responsive" to plasmapheresis (and probably also to specific medication) while other patterns are not.

This is the patent

https://www.google.com/patents/US9267945
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