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FDA-approved drug ‘boosts myelin synthesis’

The Journal of Neuroscience is reporting that a University at Buffalo researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market.

According to scientists, there is a brief period after the myelin sheath has been attacked and damaged when it is able to repair itself, but this doesn’t last and the damage deteriorates further as someone with MS ages and their condition progresses..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/myelin
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MS-UK launches international live web chat service

MS-UK launches live web chat service to support anyone affected by multiple sclerosis after seeing a 23% increase in contact

MS-UK, the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, has launched a live web chat feature on its website at www.ms-uk.org/livewebchat..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Mito Q

Hi,
Any views or experience with Mito Q - Thanks.
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Having trouble finding "the truth" about MS statistics

Does anyone have a sense on accurate MS progression statistics?

Right, I understand that MS is unpredictable and no one can predict the course of your disease blah blah blah. But it also seems like there are totally clashing sets of information (and unscientifically, personal experiences) and it's hard to know what's real.

There are blurbs on the NMSS page that approximately 2/3rds of pwMS will remain able to walk, although possibly with a cane ...
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No Meds

i am in the process of switching from mycophenolate (Cellcept) to either tecfidera or aubagio. for some reason, my request for cellcept was denied - medicare rules change, no longer approved for ms treatment - hence the switch. researching the available info online has me very discouraged. i have often considered going med-free, just dealing with smyptom treatment and relying on diet and what exercise i can do. of course, my neuro doesn't like this ...
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Studies indicate drinking coffee ‘may lower risk of MS’

People who drink four to six cups of coffee a day may be less likely to get multiple sclerosis, US and Swedish researchers say.

While caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, the findings of the research show the same could apply to MS........ Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/dietresearch
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Are their any new developments with LINGO-1?

Are their any new developments with repairing mylein?
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Plasmapheresis & Rituxan Treatment

Has anybody heard of this treatment? It has been around and offers much success. If so, was it successful for you? I did not get approval for stem cell overseas (PPMS) and I'm looking for different options. Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks, Karen
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Ceramides in MS

Several articles have pointed out that there is an unknown neurotoxic agent in the CSF of MS patients. Cultures of neurons in vitro can be killed by the CSF of MS patients. But the unknown agent has remained elusive. Some people pointed to auto-antibodies, inmunoglobulins (IgG) , viruses, or chemical substances like cytokines.

It seems that a research group has found a new possible cause. The new suspects are a group of molecules known as ...
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Cinnamon can reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis

Oral feeding of cinnamon is capable of suppressing multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice models, according to research published in PLOS One.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/dietresearch
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