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Interesting articles

I like the NMSS as I have said before. Here are some articles from their current magazine. I don't know who Richard Cohen is - but his 87 year old father has MS which must give us hope for a reasonably long life - given the better treatments in the pipeline. And he is the third generation in his family to get MS which suggests to me that genes may play more of a role ...
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This site was a serious site until that joker and attention seeker Lyon joined. I had lunch with Arron today and we feel that an official warning is needed. Lyon - you can post about worms and MS but no more postings about viagra, beavers or chocolate. HarryZ was very lonely in the period in which I banned him from posting - he claims that I apologised to him and begged him to come back ...
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Gamma Globulin ...Any Connection?

:( I was given Gamma Globulin as a child to fight off a childhood illness because I got it from my sister & got deathly sick...I was born in 1952 & I think this was something new back then...Could this be where the MS comes from... No one in the family had it..?
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new way to image neurons

Interesting research that could have MS implications down the road.

Watching the Insides of a Cell

MIT Technology Review -- Researchers at MIT's George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Lab have detected tiny twitches and vibrations in the membranes of individual cells and neurons by using a powerful and noninvasive imaging technique. Down the line, Michael Feld, director of the lab, hopes to use the technique to create three-dimensional images, illuminating even finer activities within living cells. ...
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Question about treatment options for CIDS

I'm not sure if anyone will be able to help me out with this or not, but I'm looking into which of the MS drugs you can take if you have not had a confirmed diagnosis (CDMS) of MS? I know someone can be labeled as CIDS which means they have had 1 symptom and a MRI, but they are not yet labeled CDMS.

I know you can take Avonex if you are CIDS, but ...
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You know, after reading Loobies post, it really scares the crap out of me. I live every day in denial, resisting the fact that I may progress. I think to my self.... I haven't had any problems or symptoms of MS since June '05 when I had my first and only symptom (CIS). Maybe it was something else?? Maybe I don't have MS? Maybe I will be OK? More and more I read of those ...
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Snail venom and nerve pain

Venom in Snail May Cut Severe Nerve Pain
The RgIA and Vc1.1 venom toxins block a certain molecule in the cells which causes severe neuropathic pain
By: Alexandra Lupu, Health News Editor

A recent study carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Utah found that severe pain caused by injury to the nervous system may be considerably curbed by a toxin in the venom of a sea dwelling cone snail. The ...
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Stem cells help dogs with dystrophy

This article should interest us all even if it isn't about MS. The potential for adult stem cells to treat all sorts of neurological diseases might be a lot more significant than we first thought.


Stem cells help dogs with dystrophy By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science

In promising new research, stem cells worked remarkably well at easing symptoms of muscular dystrophy in dogs, an experiment that experts call a significant step toward treating ...
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T Reg cells

Mulltiple Regulatory Cell Types Can't Keep Self-destructive Immune Cells Under Control 15 November 2006

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when cells of the immune system attack nerves in the brain. Although it is not clear exactly why this self destruction is able to occur, it has been shown that other immune cells that normally keep the destructive ones in check (known as regulatory T cells) are impaired in individuals with ...
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Brain cells

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