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New brain discovery – might it help us??

Our bodies still have many secrets. Science is continually proving and disproving what they proved.

We can only hope they find the master switch that will heal anything and everything. Far-fetched?? Who knows.

Harvard Medical School
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Could molecules prevent MS damage?

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified new compounds that could protect from multiple sclerosis-related damage, based on studies in mice with nervous system damage, mimicking MS. The study appeared in the journal Nature Neuroscience..... Read More -
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Exercise bike pedals hope

Researchers from the University of Sydney have designed an innovative exercise system that allows people with multiple sclerosis to workout their paralysed leg muscles in the hope of improving symptoms and slowing the disease progression.

The specially-designed exercise bike uses electrical stimulation to activate contractions in the major leg muscles, which forces the pedals to rotate....... Read More -
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Oceans of Hope

I just got back from a leg of a circumnavigation of the earth on a 67 ft racing yacht manned by people with MS. There are generally 6 folks with MS, a neuro, and 3 permanet crew members on each leg.
I got to sail this boat from the Panama Canal to the GALAPAGOS ISLANDS!! It was my number 1 bucket list destination. AND it was a BLAST. We had all types of MSers aboard, ...
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Patients want full disclosure

Individuals with multiple sclerosis want to know what’s going on behind closed doors concerning drug research, according to a study published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal. The study shows MS patients want full disclosure concerning the financial relationship between the doctors and the drug companies in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials (ISCTs) before they will agree to participate in such research.... Read More -
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Impact of Online Health Communities on Patient-Phys Dialogue

Hello. I am very interested in the impact of online communities on enhancing the discussions between patients and physicians. I have a 7 to 10 minute anonymous questionnaire, which I would like for patients and/or physicians to answer. The data I gather from the survey will help me complete my thesis. This is purely an academic project. I will be more than happy to share the summary of the results if anyone is interested.The link ...
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An axonal model for MS

An alternative model for MS evolution has been proposed sometimes. According to this model, an unknown substance produces axon degeneration, which in turn activates microglia and produces the autoimmune attack. The autoimmunity is a consequence of MS and not the other way around.

In 1996 it was first proposed that something in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of MS patients is what triggers the disease. Currently this path is still under research and several possible substances ...
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Minority patients with MS Needed for Survey

I am a medical education researcher and am fielding a survey to minority individuals with MS to understand their specific challenges as well as informational and educational needs. The purpose of the research is to develop a report/publication to inform supporters of patient education of the real-world needs within their community. I am offering a $20 gift card for complete responses to the final survey (should take no more than 15-20 minutes). Your responses will ...
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Slow motion feeling and MS


My movement like tortoise every time I wake up from sleep or after nap with little slur speech I can't talk becouse I feel tired I have to drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee be normal which take more than one hour.

Any advices or supplements that help me ??
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120 mg or 240mg Tecfidera dose

Hi All,
I'm a new MS patient. I'm older than the average newcomer at 53 and male. My initial outbreak was limited to slight facial paralysis, which passed after several days and double vision/vertigo which went away with steroids. I'm now on a regime of Tecfidera 240mg twice daily. My question is this. Do I really need to be on such a heavy dose as this? Is anybody doing a lesser dose with a good ...
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