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Immune system and the small intestine

Interesting. I had to find something to lift my spirits after reading all of Dignan's depressing house cleaning over on the pipeline :lol:

Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?

Answering one of the oldest questions in human physiology, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered why the body's immune system - perpetually on guard against foreign microbes like bacteria – doesn't attack tissues in ...
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Attn: Jimmylegs Re: Uric Acid

Hey,
I just ran across this on another newsgroup and I was wondering if you had any thoughts you might be able to share on the subject?
    Serum uric Acid and cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults. Neuropsychology. 2007 Jan;21(1):136-40.

    Among possible markers of age-related cognitive decline, uric acid (UA) is controversial because it has antioxidant properties but is increased in diseases that often lead to cognitive impairment. In this study of 96 elderly adults, ...
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New recommendation for advised intake of vitamin D

Risk assessment for vitamin D

John N Hathcock, Andrew Shao, Reinhold Vieth, and Robert Heaney

ABSTRACT

The objective of this review was to apply the risk assessment methodology
used by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) to derive a revised safe Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for vitamin D.

New data continue to emerge regarding the health benefits of vitamin Dbeyond its role in bone. The intakes associated with those benefits suggest a need for ...
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Article on lack of new drugs

Found this to be interesting and somewhat "encouraging":

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16488678/
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Vaccine to Reverse the Effects of MS?

Hey all,

Has anyone seen this clip I received from WebMD? It talks about a new vacine called Neuro Vax. Has anyone heard of it or tried it?

http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/26/115077.htm?ecd=wnl_mls_010807
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MS Podcasts for the newly diagnosed

The Multiple Sclerosis clinic at the Neuroscience Institute of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle has made several MP3 audio files discussing some basic issues of MS which should be helpful for those who are newly diagnosed as well as other MS patients. The files can be listened to using an MP3 player or any computer software that plays MP3s such as WinAmp, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, etc.

NHE
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Supplements

Thought this was kind of interesting

Benefits of Supplements: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Jan. 7, 2007 — The news is filled with stories about the benefits of vitamins — this one helps prevent prostate cancer, that one helps curtail diabetes. But with 29,000 dietary supplement products on the market, it's hard to keep track of what helps whom — and how much it actually does for you.

Dr. Andrew Weil, an integrated medicine specialist and ...
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Diabetes Reversed by Neuropeptide

An article published last month in the journal Cell appears to signal a shift in the way the scientific research community will have to rethink the "auto-immune" hypothesis regarding diabetes.

This study is remarkable not only because the researchers reversed the effects of diabetes in an animal model, but that they were able to achieve this result by the addition of a neuropeptide -- substance P. It appers that dysfuncional neuro regulation in the pancreas ...
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Five years time

Dear all (especially GWA),

Happy New Year.

Crystal ball stuff from a leading Canadian MS researcher (for those who don't think that there will be better treatments in the future - no need to read on or comment).

http://www.msanswers.ca/QuestionView.aspx?L=2&QID=381

Ian
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