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'Permanent Arrest' May be Temporary

I didn't know there was such a thing as "Permenant Arrest" but this seems to shoot that theory.
Bob

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/M ... is/tb/5076
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Predicting atrophy

Hi all,

I keep hearing about 'underlying' or 'insidious' disease activity, which occurs continuously, (even in RRMS). In this editorial, they almost admit to being distracted by T1 and T2 lesions at the expense of awareness of total brain atrophy, but it seems that measuring volume and T2 load at diagnosis can predict later volume loss,



http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=62916

Dom.
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Building a computer model of the cerebrum

Technology keeps charging along...



Building the Cortex in Silicon

Feb 12/07 -- MIT Technology Review -- Models of the brain built from specially designed computer chips could reveal the secrets of our cerebrum.

An ambitious project to model the cerebral cortex in silicon is under way at Stanford. The man-made brain could help scientists understand how the most recently evolved part of our brain performs its complex computational feats, allowing us to understand language, recognize ...
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Novartis shares genome info

Interesting article about Novartis' recent diabetes genome project and deciding to make the information freely available. I like this trend. It seems that science could progress so much faster if everybody shared findings, although I know it's not possible in every case.



Biology Goes Open Source

Feb 12/07 -- Forbes -- Some of the world's biggest drug companies are finding that their genetic research is worth more to them if they give it away.

Novartis, ...
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Elevated Liver Enzymes

Hi all, my partner who is currently on Betaseron has just found out she has very elevated liver enzymes. She's been on Betaseron for two months. She's been on Rebif and Avonex before, and discontinued both of them due to liver enzymes.

She tried Copaxone, but she had an allergic reaction 2 months into it (definitely an allergic reaction, not the crazy post injection episode).

We'd both really like for her to stay on Betaseron ...
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MTA and MS

Finally some researchers are starting to poke in the right direction, at least relative to my theory. Of course they are interpreting it in terms of immune system modulation. Just a shame they don't look at it from my view: as spermine synthase over-expression in the targeted brain cells following inactive X chromosome fragmentation. Spermine synthase is on the 2 X chromosomes in female cells but usually only one copy is expressed, from the active ...
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Two MRI research articles

Two MRI research articles. The negative side of me reads these and thinks - the more they find out about this disease the worse it seems to get. The positive side of me thinks that technology, through better MRI etc, is giving us a much better understanding of what's going on, which should lead to better treatments / ways of monitoring treatment.

Ian

Extent of brain involvement at diagnosis may predict rate of later brain ...
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Interesting B cell research

This seems likely to have MS implications...



Scientists Learn The Origin Of Rogue B Cells

11 Feb 2007 -- Doctors have long wondered why, in some people, the immune system turns against parts of the body it is designed to protect, leading to autoimmune disease. Now, researchers at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), in collaboration with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, have provided some ...
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