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I must be getting lazy in my old age - I can't be bothered to break the following up, so am posting in bulk (five articles). My effort should get me employee of the week.

Should keep you busy over the weekend Lyon!


Argos Therapeutics Awarded U.S. Patent for CD83 Protein for Use in Immunological Disorders

Argos Therapeutics today announced the issuance of United States Patent 7,169,898, which covers soluble forms of the ...
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I don't know if this is relevant to other people, but I find it interesting:
I looked to see if you could get this in supplement form, but it only seems to come in an amino-acid mixture...thinking of having my husband's levels checked...
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Can ms run it's course?

Hi Everyone,

The other day i was in a bookshop reading up on ms (unfortunately this is my new hobby :roll: ). There was a book there that was showing different people that have been studied who have ms and how the disease has affected them throughout their lives. The author (DR) went on to say that in some people ms can eventually just run it's ...
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How many?

I noted an interesting point on the now locked SF1019 thread, from Robbie in reponse to what DP had to say about there being an Aimspro support group of 23. Robbie implied that there should be at least 200,000, presumably positively-treated persons, before a treatment could be taken seriously. This got me thinking.

Are there any published figures of the numerical success of the CRAB's? There are many people on the CRAB's although there's often ...
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What would you ask an MS Specialist...

The day is finally approaching when I will have an appointment with an actual MS Specialist. I have my Medical records, my MRI films, my log of symptoms, and meds. I have many questions (most of which you all have answered either to me directly or to others on the forum - thanks...), but what should I be asking her.

This will be the first time someone other than the neurologist who diagnosed me will ...
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GA at 40mg better than 20

Is GA working for you? Ask your doc for more!!


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Those three pesky letters turn up again...


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connect the dots

I only understand about 20% of the words in the abstract (mostly "and", "in", "has" etc) but it's interesting to me anyway. It seems to tie together a number of different research areas in one study - specifically: pregnancy, endogenous retroviruses, chromosome 7q21-22, TNFalpha, interferon-gamma, interferon-beta and interleukin-6. I don't have a clue what it all means and it could be inconsequential, but so many different aspects of the disease mentioned in one abstract caught ...
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viruses again

This is an abstract from 2004 that I hadn't seen before. It suggests the possibility that when present simultaneously, endogenous retrovirus and herpesvirus have a synergistic effect, and not in a good way. It is interesting as the multiple viral trigger possibility has been studied a bit.

Simultaneous presence of endogenous retrovirus and herpes virus antigens has profound effect on cell-mediated immune responses: implications for multiple sclerosis.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Apr;20(4):415-23.
Brudek T, ...
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Social Security Reform Update

Since Ar Mellor from the Accelerated Cure Project, Stuart Schlossman from Stu's Views and MS Related News, and a few other MS organizations have posted my Social Security Reform petition on their websites during the past few weeks, over 500 MS patients, physicians, members of disability advocacy organizations and other concerned citizens have rallied behind this important legislative reform effort. There's a long way to go to reach the 10,000 signature goal necessary to establish ...
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