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MS and Cancer

I heard, that occurrence of cancer is much lower at people with ms. But I personally think, it´s nonsense, isn´t it? Can it have some scientific explanation? Is there any paper on this topic? Do not you know?

It would be sufficient satisfaction (for me at least). Over 27% of all death in Czech Republic is of cancer!
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Precursor Schwann cells better for transplant.

Schwann cells are the myelin producing cells of the peripheral nervous system. Attempts have been made to transplant them into the central nervous system, but without much success. Using more immature Schwann cells, however, might be a way of overcoming some of the problems and raises an intriguing possibility: Schwann cells are not attacked during the MS disease process, so one day it might even be possible to remyelinate axons before the disease is cured, ...
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EBV and low vitamin D possibly work together

This new proposal brings together two existing theories about the aetiology of M.S. It suggests that low vitamin D levels at the same time as infection with the Epstein Barr virus could have a detrimental effect on the immune system.

Vitamin D status modulates the immune response to Epstein Barr virus: Synergistic effect of risk factors in multiple sclerosis.

Med Hypotheses. 2007 Jun 13;

Authors: Holmøy T

MS risk is associated with low vitamin D ...
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European Neurological Society Conference

The ENS conference is taking place this week. Here is an overview. Looks like there are some promising activities being undertaken in terms of repair. I'll post the detailed stuff when it is available.


Congress of the European Neurological Society - Presentations 19 June 2007

50 million Europeans suffer from neurological diseases.

About 50 million people in the EU suffer from neurological diseases such as epilepsy, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, strokes and ...
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Anyone ever took this???

Hello everyone....well I would like to have some feedback on a medication I have been prescribed by my doc\tor..well it's name is Dulcolax....I have never used it before and I would like to know if it is effective???Any side effects???Did anyone here ever heard of it or ever used it??
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Enolase and Arrestin are Novel Nonmyelin Autoantigens

What does this mean? Anybody? It looks interesting but I am not sure if I am understanding it right.


Forooghian F, Cheung RK, Smith WC, O'connor P, Dosch HM.
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Introduction: Although myelin autoimmunity is known to be a major factor in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), the role of nonmyelin antigens is less clear. Given the complexity of this disease, it is ...
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How do you deal with bouts of anxiety?

I am curious: How do you deal with bouts of anxiety? I do not mean petty anxiety but real anxiety where you feel overwhelmed? I know there are professionals but isn't it normal to feel like this when you're going through a hard time?

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Research telecon

<Moderator's Note: The following post by Bromley is meant to be humorous. Users are not limited in their number of posts to the forums at ThisIsMS as long as they are in compliance with the Rules Of The Board established by the ThisIsMS administrators. Furthermore, I have no information directly from Arron regarding any changes in his level of participation in the forums. Sincerely, NHE>

Dear all,

Following Arron's decision to quit as moderator ...
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Betaseron v Copaxone

Research suggests that both these drugs are as bad as each other!

No Difference in MS Disease Activity Between Treatments 16 June 2007

Head-to-head comparison of interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals ) and glatiramer acetate (Copaxone, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries) shows comparable efficacy but continuing multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity with both agents.
The study, called Betaseron vs Copaxone in MS with Triple-Dose Gadolinium and 3-T MRI Endpoints (BECOME), is the first investigator-initiated, ...
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