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MS Teleconference

Did anyone listen to the teleconference last night with Dr. Dean Wingerchuk of the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.

I had signed up for it and then just plain forgot about it until this morning. I am really perturbed with myself because he was going to discuss a lot of new treatments and future treatments.

gwa
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Another day, another protein

http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=17989

Autoimmune Disease Cure may lie in Protein

Researchers at VIB, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, in connection with Ghent University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, discovered a protein responsible for initiating this inflammation reaction. The protein, named MALT1, slices another protein called A20. In normal circumstances, A20 inhibits inflammation but when MALT1 is present, the inflammation reaction amplifies.

Scientists believe their findings will lead to the development of new medicines that counteract MALT1 ...
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Contribution of relapses to disability

A big question in MS is the connection (if any) between relapses and disability (long term). Trials involving drugs which are very effective at stopping / reducing relapses (Campath, Mitoxantrone etc) should provide answers as to whether substantially reducing relapses has long term benefits (such as substantially slowing down disability / stopping the progression of disability). The following research examines the relationship of relapses and disability.

Ian

http://www.msif.org/en/research/ms_rese ... _disa.html ...
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Newly Diagnosed and Untreated? We'd like you to give blood.

Accelerated Cure Project for MS is seeking out individuals who meet
the following criteria in order to fulfill a sample and data request
from researchers at NASA.

The researchers at NASA will be using repository samples to perform
pathogen and gene expression analyses in an effort to provide insight
into one of the potential causes of MS.

There are no drugs involved, only a blood draw and extensive
interview.

Criteria:

* Diagnosed MS within the ...
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Lyon - video

Bob,

I'm glad to see that my threats to ban you from this site have resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of your postings (reduction of c.30% - the equivalent of a CRAB drug).

I attach a video for you to watch. I don't have 12 minutes to spare so would be grateful for your summary of the main points. So when you get home tonights, no porn videos, no Dukes of Hazzard ...
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Help me name my team!

We're doing the MS Society Supercities Walk again this year, and I am having aheckofatime coming up with a fun name for our team.

Last year I formed a corporate team but this year we're keeping it to family and friends. I prefer funny/witty themes but I am drawing major blanks here.

If anyone understands MS "dark humour" it's you guys, and some of you are damn funny!
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New with questions!

Hi

The situation is that last March I was diagnosed as having CIS, one attack, one lesion at C4-C5, brain scan totally clear and a positive lumber puncture. No 'official' dx, just a 50 50 chance. My mum also has RR MS.

10 months on, I had another MRI 2 weeks ago, brain scan now has 8 lesions, neuro wants me on DMD's.

Obviously it isnt much of a surpise, but at the same time ...
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brain mapping

With this effort, the Blue Brain project and the Brain Atlas, science is doing some amazing stuff...



Mapping the Most Complex Structure in the Universe: Your Brain

January 24, 2008 - Wired - Harvard scientists have embarked upon an ambitious program to create a circuit diagram of the human brain, with the help of new machines that automatically turn brain tissue into high-resolution neural maps.

By mapping every synapse in the brain, researchers hope to ...
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Nitrous oxide and ms?

Hi
I've seen a good few papers on Nitric oxide and MS, but just wondering about Nitrous oxide. <shortened url>
....excuse my ignorance but is it totally different?

It's just that nitrous oxide (tradename "Entonox") is used for pain relief during labour (34 wks pregnant at the moment!) and I'm researching my options - but I don't want to take it if it would increase relapse risk in any way.

Does anyone here know anything ...
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I'm new with a question

Hi everyone, I've been reading these forums for awhile and you all seem quite helpful so I'm hoping you can answer my question for me.

sometimes I my arms (sometimes one at a time but sometimes both at the same time) start to tingle and then I get pain in my upper arm muscle that feels like a really bad cramp. my arm also feels heavy and weak and like I can't move it, but ...
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