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Better times

As usual the breakthrough treatments are within a decade!

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j664094272&w=464753
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Letting everyone know what's new... and some questions too

Well, my s/o quit his job. He had to get off medical leave and go back and he couldn't have called in any more anyways.... I don't know what's going to happen.

He is still having all his symptoms, but now no insurance. We never did get a diagnoses so does that mean if he got another job with insurance they would pay if that's what it turned out to be for sure? I mean, ...
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Pharmas main objective conflicts with finding cures

Dear all

I recently heard a story about the Dr who invented viagra - he was in fact looking for a drug to help some other problem and came across this unusual side effect. 8) The phamas paid big money for this, but when he asked if he could continue his reserach on the original problem, they refused to fund it.

Well that makes me very cynical. ...
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Multiple Causes / Comprehensive Treatment: Opinion

I'll state my bias up front: I'm in my own "camp," and I think the rest of you are either wrong or only partially correct if you don't share my views on the causes and treatments of MS. That's not to say that my camp is separated from other camps, but rather, that my camp overlaps and encompasses other camps. I don't think there is a single cause of MS although I do think there ...
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Multiple Causes / Comprehensive Treatment: Opinion

I'll state my bias up front: I'm in my own "camp," and I think the rest of you are either wrong or only partially correct if you don't share my views on the causes and treatments of MS. That's not to say that my camp is separated from other camps, but rather, that my camp overlaps and encompasses other camps. I don't think there is a single cause of MS although I do think there ...
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Rhodiola helps to increase energy

Hello,
I am new to this board, but thought I would let everyone know about something that helps me tremendously. I was diagnosed with RRMS in June 2000 and have been on Avonex for 5 years and Rebif for the last year.

One of my MS symptoms was decreased energy, and I read an article in Newsweek about Rhodiola Rosea to help improve your energy levels.
If you want to see the article, google Newseek ...
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Genome sequencing X Prize

I love the idea of prizes for specific scientific achievements. I really think if somebody came up with a good, attainable goal for MS research, it would probably speed things up. Anybody got a spare $10 mil sitting around?



Genome sequencing X Prize announced - Competition on to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days: how tough can it be?

October 5, 2006 - Nature - Two years to the day after the first private ...
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Psychological care

If they could only come up with treatments which stopped this disease in its tracks, then they would not have to deal with the psychological problems that come with this disease!


Pilot program overcomes barriers to psychological care in MS patients

The attempted suicide of a young man was the catalyst for change in the way treatment is offered to multiple sclerosis patients at Medical College of Georgia (MCG), a change that may have ...
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EBV

Dear all,

Many experts consider MS to have an infectious cause (for those with genetic susceptibility)

Dr Giovannoni is one of my neuros and is interested in the role of EBV. I saw today that he has been given a grant to do further research on this. Once infected with EBV (90% of the population) the virus remains for life in B cells. Rituxan which depletes B cells is currently in trial for MS, so ...
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ECTRIMS 2006

Attached is the Boston Cure Project's summary of the ECTRIMS conference:

http://www.acceleratedcure.org:8080/art ... =nocomment


I like the description of EAE as
"the devil's tool"
. It's sad that even the experts know it is a crap model but carry on regardless. Given that MS might have an infectious cause (EBV, Cpn etc), I don't believe that this forms part of the EAE model.
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