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President Signs the ADA Amendments Act — a Bill Reaffirming

Oct 06, 2008

President Signs the ADA Amendments Act — a Bill Reaffirming Protections for People with Disabilities

The power of the Society’s MS activist network to help move public policy legislation forward was dramatically illustrated with the recent passage and signing of the ADA Amendments Act, which brings millions of people back under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

When originally signed into law in 1990, the ADA made it clear that ...

Step towards understanding MS's variability

How often have we wondered why the course of MS varies so much from person to person, and why we respond so differently to various treatments? This new discovery might be a step towards understanding that:
Public release date: 13-Oct-2008

Contact: Amy Maxmen
Rockefeller University Press
Response to immune protein determines pathology of multiple sclerosis

New research ...
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Economic meltdown effects on MS treatments?

I have no idea, but i think it naive not to think the current climate will not have any effect on MS treatments. I am thinking people will be more restrained with investing in medical treatments in the pipeline that MAY turn out big later.
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Amitriptyline wearing off after only 6 wks....?

Hi all
had a nasty relapse about 7 weeks ago. Severe fatigue for 3 weeks, and a huge increase in neurological pain - you know the crawling, itching, pricking, nagging, gnawing horrible pain. It was all down my right side - just my right side - and I had twitching too so I wasn't sleeping.

The neurology clinic's nurse sent me a script for very low dose Amitriptyline (I think it's called Elavil in some ...
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Interesting alliance

It sounds like Germany held a "BioPharma" competition to fund drug development. One of the winning groups, NeuroAllianz, is trying to develop therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

Winning Consortium NeuroAllianz in the BioPharma Competition counts on UNIarray Technology

October 9, 2008 - Protagen AG, a leading provider of GMP compliant protein analytical services, protein bioinformatics, and protein biochips has won the BMBF’s BioPharma competition jointly with consortium “NeuroAllianz”. The twelve project partners will develop therapeutic as ...
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I'm picking up good vibrations...

I hope this works.

MS sufferers feel the benefits of vibration trial

A trial to determine the benefits of vibration therapy for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers is having an immediate impact on participants, one stating that she could feel her feet again, and another saying the treatment left her legs tingling and buzzing like they hadn't felt in years.

Study supervisor Dr Steve Stannard says the trial was devised to see whether side-to-side alternating vibration therapy ...
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25-foot walk rules question, is jogging allowed?

So here's the shocker of the week.

Last night Kim "reacted" to my racing around before bed (turning off the lights and locking the doors, etc.) by racing me to the stairs. Kim was just trying to be faster than me, but without thinking about it, she ran. I saw her run. You could call it a light jog, but for the briefest of moments, she was completely airborne!

I looked at her in shock ...
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Symptoms there for good?

Hi! This is only my second post here. I posted earlier today in the Introduction section.

I have been diagnosed with MS in June this year, and I've had tingling in my hands for months (about 6 or 7) and stiffness in my left leg for a month now.

I started taking Rebif 3 months ago, and since I have started it, that's when I got my lastest relapse (the leg stiffness). It has gotten ...
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How do you tell friends you have MS?

Ok, here's the story. I'm going hiking, which is something I usually do, but this weekend I'm going with friends and for multiple days(so camping as well). I don't want someone to see my copaxone and think I'm shooting up heroin or something and I'm just assuming it would be better if I let them know. Makes it a bit more complicated since there is potential romantic interest there as well. Maybe I shouldn't say ...
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$5 Million Awarded to New MS Research Program

You’ve Got the Power! $5 Million Awarded to New MS Research Program
Anytime you might be tempted to ask yourself – “What can I do, I’m just one person,” you can point to the $5 million awarded for an historic MS research project within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) that MS activists across the country helped to secure.

This is a tremendous victory for the MS movement as it is the first time ...
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