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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.

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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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MS rates

Study confirms increased MS rates 15 November 2006

The recently released findings of a new study appear to confirm long-held suspicions that local communities Morrison and Paw Paw have higher-than-average rates of multiple sclerosis - particularly among women.
The study found Morrison in particular had 21 confirmed cases of MS - all of them women - which represents about 218 cases for every 100,000 people. That's about 2 1/2 times the average diagnosis rate, ...
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Feeling down

I am really feeling down and blue. I've had this crap for 5 years, and have been able to put on a pretty good "front" at work. Everyone I work with knows I pee all the time, but other than that, I've been able to make it through work with really no symptoms encroaching into my performance. The fatigue and the shaky legs are really coming into their own as of late, and I am ...
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More spinal cord injury research

More new findings about spinal cord injury, myelin formation and stem cells.



Researchers Find A Reaction To Spinal Cord Injury That Speeds Recovery In Young Rats

13 Nov 2006 -- Neuroscientists have long believed that the only way to repair a spinal cord injury was to grow new neural connections, but researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center recently found that, especially in young rats, powerful cells near the injury site also work overtime to restrict ...
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Protein folding

No mention of MS, and they say that, "The split-second folding of gangly protein chains into tight three-dimensional shapes has broad implications for the growing number of disorders believed to result from misfolded proteins or parts of proteins, most notably neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases."

I don't know if this has any implications for MS, but it does show the amazing progress being made on solving some of the physical sciences' major ...
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Insulin: A role in cancer, inflammation, & Alzheimers

Here's an interesting article which discusses the multiple roles of insulin and its link to cancer, inflammation, and Alzheimers.

Resisting Insulin: The hormone insulin, a key part of diabetes, may be the real culprit in everything from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
by Monika Guttman, UCS Health Magazine

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Researchers Closer To Cure For Multiple Sclerosis...

Researchers Closer To Cure For Multiple Sclerosis And Other Myelin-related Diseases
06 Nov 2006

A breakthrough finding on the mechanism of myelin formation by Jonah Chan, assistant professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, could have a major impact on the treatment of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and demyelination as a result of spinal cord injuries.

Myelin, the white matter that coats all nerves, ...
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