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Why inflammation goes on too long

The article below is a real tongue twister, but it brings together quite a few things which keep cropping up in relation to MS: TNF-alpha, arachidonic acid, (which is part of the glutamate cascade), the Rho proteins and oxidants. It shows how they work together to prevent white blood cells from clearing away dead cells and thus prolong inflammation. We already know that inflammation can be protective in the short term but is a source ...
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Nicotine, but NOT smoking, and health benefits

Over the past decade, new research has taught us more about how nicotine affects the brain and the body. Some of it is good news -- for example, a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease in smokers. Research has pointed to a compound called acetylcholine as the reason. Nicotine is structurally similar to acetylcholine, a naturally-occurring compound that serves as a neurotransmitter. Nicotine binds to nerve receptors and makes nerve cells fire more frequently. In one ...
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Social conflict exacerbates an animal model of MS

Trauma Violence Abuse. 2007 Jul;8(3):314-30.

Social conflict exacerbates an animal model of multiple sclerosis.

Meagher MW, Johnson RR, Vichaya EG, Young EE, Lunt S, Welsh CJ.
Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology.

A growing body of evidence suggests that social conflict is associated with inflammatory disease onset and exacerbations in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and in animal models of MS. This review illustrates how animal research can be used to elucidate the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying ...
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Dog cancer vaccine could help humans

I keep saying.."to live a dog's life!!!"
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Men, women equally pass on genetic risk of MS

Updated Wed. Jun. 27 2007 4:00 PM ET News Staff

Men and women with multiple sclerosis equally transmit the genetic risk of the disease to their children, concludes a Canadian study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The research contradicts results of a recent study that found fathers were more likely than mothers to transmit the risk of developing MS to their children.

Researchers studied 3,088 Canadian families ...
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Glial cells

New insight into the mechanism by which glial cells recognise and myelinate axons 27 June 2007

In a host of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS) and several neuropathies, the protective covering surrounding the nerves - an insulating material called myelin - is damaged.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now discovered an important new line of communication between nervous system cells that is crucial to the development of myelinated nerves - ...
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Yawning Saves Your Brain From Overheating
Posted by huehueteotl on June 25th, 2007

The next time you “catch a yawn” from someone across the room, you’re not copying their sleepiness, you’re participating in an ancient, hardwired ritual that might have evolved to help groups stay alert as a means of detecting danger. That’s the conclusion of University at Albany researchers Andrew C. Gallup and Gordon G. Gallup, Jr. in a study outlined in the May ...
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UCB and Biogen Idec's Oral VLA-4 Antagonist (CDP323) Enters

UCB and Biogen Idec's Oral VLA-4 Antagonist (CDP323) Enters Phase II Development for Multiple Sclerosis

Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge, MA (USA) - June 26, 2007- 7:00 am CET - UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) and Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced the initiation of a Phase II study of CDP323 - an oral VLA-4 antagonist - under development for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The double-blind, randomized Phase II study commenced this week with dosing of the ...
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i was proscribed effexor xr today for anxiety..was wondering it anyone had anything positive or negative to say about it? it does say at wipedia that you should take if you take drugs that it a cns depressant..i take avonex...anything that anybody knows about this would be great...thanks
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ACTRIMS was only a one day event this year, but covered some interesting subjects. Here is a summary from the NMSS. ... 007jun22_2
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