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MS Research and stem cells

Last week the MS Trust (UK charity) held a seminar on the future of MS research and stem cells.

Here is what was said.


PS For some reason Prof Scolding's presentation did not get recorded, which is a shame as he was hoping to start human trials with stem cells within the next 12-18 months.
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Nice story

I'm a sucker for a good MS story and this was on the BCP site today.


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question :)

My so has been having trouble for about 4 months now, some of you may remember me posting not so long ago... (I've been busy with a new job so I haven't been able to get on here) Well for the past couple of days he has been having shortness of breath. Is it true that if it were ms related he would be further along in disablitlities. Or could he have developed that in ...
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I eliminated my post

I eliminated my post
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Long NYT Article - Fat Factors (microbe theory)

This was cover story of NY Times magazine a couple of weeks ago, it considers research into possible bacterial or viral component involvement in obesity. Its very good reading, and I thought it might be mildly relevant to those interested in similar theories regarding MS. I was also intrigued by discussion of gut microbes which, according to article, differ markedly between people; have both genetic and environmental influences; and could result in wide ranging health ...
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Efficacy of mitoxantrone and intrathecal triamcinolone acetonide treatment in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis patients.Hellwig K, Schimrigk S, Lukas C, Hoffmann V, Brune N, Przuntek H, Muller T.
Department of Neurology, St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Gudrunstrasse 56, 44791 Bochum, Germany.

ABSTRACT: Treatment approaches are rare for chronic progressive patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective was to evaluate the clinical benefit of repeated intrathecal application of the sustained release steroid triamcinolone acetonide or the administration ...
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I haven't got a clue what this research is saying but it keeps the researchers employed.

Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis and Correlation With Clinical and Biological Parameters: Presented at EFNS

10th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, Glasgow. 8th September 2006

The correlation of clinical and biological parameters with relapse in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) demonstrates the prognostic importance of specific predictive relapse-related factors, according to a study presented here at ...
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Infections and relapses

Infection may raise MS relapse risk

Results of a study of adults with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis point to a significant association between viral and bacterial infections and increased risk of relapse.

Investigators, in a report in the journal Neurology, note that published epidemiologic environmental observations point to infection as a possible causative factor or trigger in the onset of MS.

"Microorganisms induce strong immune responses specific for their own antigens, but microbial infections can ...
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