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Genes gone awry

I've run this through my patented, " Gobbledygook – to – English", translating machine and it would appear that, during a relapse, a number of genes are expressed which prevent the white blood cells from killing themselves at the correct time. This would mean that immune system activity, which might start out as just a normal bit of housekeeping, goes on for far too long and leads to damage:

Impaired expression of peripheral blood apoptotic-related ...
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Nightly Night Sweats

Hi there everyone - I am new to this Board and am in need of some help please! I am suffering from dreadful drenching night sweats and have done so for months and months. Doctors are at a loss to explain this which has been very frustrating. Does anyone else suffer from this and if so, how often do you get them? Is this related to MS? I am on Avonex and have been so ...
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Any Advice, Have Appointment Monday!


I have been diagnosed with MS 6/12/07, but also have a Lyme Literate doctor to rule out Lyme Disease. I will get my results from iGeneX on 9/10/07.

Please let me know of any information, advice, or questions I should know about before going to this appointment.


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By the way, congratulations Art!

This from the Sept. 2007 "Health Informatics Journal" article "Assessing the quality of websites providing information on multiple sclerosis: evaluating tools and comparing sites"
IQ Tool
One quarter of the websites scored zero according to the IQ Tool because they either did
not disclose authorship or did not provide contact details for the author. No website scored
perfect marks of 100, but two websites, Boston Cure and All About Multiple ...
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does anyone take this
my girlfriend asked me and i've never heard of it
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To Brock...

Brock--a few months back, you and I had a conversation about my daughter's EDSS score. I thought it was like .06. Just learned my daughter has never been told any of her EDSS scores.

She just ordered copies of all of her medical records from her MS specialist. They only recorded two EDSS scores ?????? The first one was 3.0 not a .06. (This in 2005).

What is also interesting to me is on her ...
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Human-animal embryo research approved

The UK has approved the use of human-animal embryo research. The hybrid will be 99.9% human and 0.1% animal (unlike Lyon (Bob) who is 99.9% animal and 0.1% human).

Human-animal embryo research approved 05 September 2007

Regulators decided on Wednesday to permit in principle the creation of hybrid human-animal embryos for research into illnesses such as Parkinson's, Motor Neurone Disease and Alzheimer's.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) agreed to allow a specific ...
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Good Article on Emotional Responses to MS

The Rocky Mountain MS Center's Summer 2007 InforMS newsletter (PDF here) has an article in it that I think would be of value to many of the ThisIsMS readers.

I frequently see postings from people who are very distraught by their diagnosis and the uncertainty of the future. They often seem to be chronically distraught. This article has some good tips like this one:

Q: To spend some time mired in anxiety and concern ...
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Brain & Spine MRI Reports

Hello everyone,

I have recently fired my Neurologist and I am now waiting to see another. I recieved my MRI reports and I was wondering if anyone could help interpret or describe them in layman's terms. For that matter any input would be helpful. Thanks!

DATE: 06/06/2007

EXAMINATION - MRI of the whole brain performed without and with intravenous gadolinium protocol.


1. There are numerous large round and ovoid areas of abnormal signal ...
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