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Testosterone study

Testosterone treatment in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study.Sicotte NL, Giesser BS, Tandon V, Klutch R, Steiner B, Drain AE, Shattuck DW, Hull L, Wang HJ, Elashoff RM, Swerdloff RS, Voskuhl RR.
Author Affiliations: Division of Brain Mapping, Departments of Neurology and Biomathematics, and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif;

OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of testosterone supplementation on men with multiple sclerosis (MS). Design, Setting, and ...
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New antibody approach

Rogue CD-4 T-cells can be killed by NK cells, but if they present a particular ligand, (binding molecule), on their surface, the NK cells can't get rid of them. Using antibodies to block this ligand allows the NK cells to kill these unwanted immune cells. Good that mouse and human cells are so similar.

Contact: Bill Schaller
william_schaller@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5357
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Natural immune-control system may aid treatment of autoimmune ...
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Antivirals for Tonyjegs

Tonyjegs,

Are there some antivirals that are marketed to combat diseases of the brain?

With more info that MS may be caused by a virus, is it possible to use a "generic" antiviral and see if it helps tame this disease or would it be necessary to have a more "targeted" med?

gwa
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Good day for mice

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards Grant to KU Researcher 15 May 2007

Teruna Siahaan, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas, has won a research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Siahaan will use the award to investigate experimental treatments for Multiple Sclerosis involving a promising compound of his own discovery.

"We're thrilled that Dr. Siahaan has joined the movement to a world free of MS," said Kay Julian, president of ...
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Testosterone May Benefit Men With Multiple Sclerosis

Be careful with testosterone treatments. Read this article...

Testosterone May Benefit Men With Multiple Sclerosis

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone gel may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in men with the disease, a new study suggests.

Only 10 men took part in the research, all had milder forms of MS, and more studies will be needed before doctors determine whether the treatment really works. Still, the researchers ...
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NMSS summary of the AAN conference

Here is the NMSS' summary of the recent AAN conference.

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Low Estrogen in Men Correlates with Disability

Here’s another abstract from the AAN.

Researchers found estradiol (form of estrogen) tended to be low in men with MS and correlated with disability. The researchers question whether men with MS might have a problem converting testosterone to estradiol.

They also found testosterone levels did not correlate with disability in men or women and that testosterone levels were increased in women (contrary to previous studies).

Serum Levels of Estradiol Correlate with Disability in Men with ...
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Vibrogym/power plate/vibrating platforms

Hi folks

Has anyone had any experience of using these?

I had a few sessions and the first was the most effective. Since then the impact has not been the same. :?

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has been using one of these machines for a while......

Thanks

J
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VZV vaccination useful for MS?

Hello,

in the context of possible viral causes/triggers of MS, would you think that it might be usefull for me to get a VZV vaccination?

Though I'm already infected with VZV, the vaccine showed, that it lowers the severety of a new active VZV infection.

Thanks for your suggestions.
--Frank
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