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Why do relapses go?


I recently wondered how it could be possible, following the traditional autoimmune theory, that the immune system comes to the point where it attacks the mylin sheath and after some time/event it calms down and stays quiet until the next relapse.

As far as I know, if the immunesystem comes across an "enemy" structure the immune-cascade is going on as strong as necessary, until the enemy structure is completly removed (or at least no ...
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Problems with patents

This is a really interesting column on the shortcoming of the patent system in the pharmaceutical industry. It isn't written by Joe-average blogger, it is written by Nobel prize winner and former chief economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz.

Prizes, Not Patents

Part of modern medicine’s success is built on new drugs, in which pharmaceutical companies invest billions of dollars on research. The companies can recover their expenses thanks to patents, which give them ...
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Nerves don't use electricity?

Just when it seems like we're figuring things out, something like this comes along...

Scientists say nerves use sound, not electricity

March 9, 2007 -- CBC News -- The common view that nerves transmit impulses through electricity is wrong and they really transmit sound, according to a team of Danish scientists.

The Copenhagen University researchers argue that biology and medical textbooks that say nerves relay electrical impulses from the brain to the rest of the ...
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Too much vitamin D bad for you?

I have been taking 4,000 IUs a day for years but I wondered if the accumulation of so much D is toxic. I urge you all to read this carefully:

It's actually on chronic fatigue but there is a lot of great info on this site. If you feel more tired than ever after years of being on vitamin D, then maybe you need to pull back a ...
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Infection as cause research

Cincinnati team focuses on infection as MS cause


Research under way at the University of Cincinnati could one day help short-circuit the most disabling forms of multiple sclerosis.

Istvan Pirko, a neurologist and researcher in UC's Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis, is leading a team of researchers studying the role certain cells in the body's immune system play in the development of multiple sclerosis.

In ...
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What will U do when the cure is found?[Frivolous topic!]

Ok, I need cheering up today.
What will you do when they find THE cure for MS?

I think I will streak down my road, lipoatrophy and all, singing Nina Simone "Feelin' good".
Wot about u?

Oh and I might be drinking from a bottle of champagne in between the chorus!

:lol: ...
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Stem cell understanding advances.

This must be the most encouraging news about stem cells I've read in a long time...

Public release date: 11-Mar-2007

Contact: Nancy Beddingfield
Burnham Institute
Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease
Stem cell study, including the first successful use of human embryonic stem cells in a degenerative ...
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Your views on commencing abc's

Hi Everyone,

Sorry about bombarding you all with questions but you all seem to know what's going on with things.

On Friday i will be seeing the neuro to get my lp results and i'm assuming he will discuss with me my options.

If i have ms (which is the most likely scenario) i would like to consider one of the abc drugs in the hope of slowing down the progression of this nightmare disease. ...
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New Molecular Path To Fight Autoimmune Diseases Discovered By Penn Researchers

Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis News
Article Date: 10 Mar 2007 - 10:00 PST

Multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and arthritis are among a variety of autoimmune diseases that are aggravated when one type of white blood cell, called the immune regulatory cell, malfunctions. In humans, one cause of this malfunction is when a mutation in the FOXP3 gene disables the immune cells' ability to function. In ...
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T1 Black holes more relevant than T2

I think this just confirms current understanding:


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