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Research

Dear all,

I am cutting back - but I've just started my eight weeks summer holiday from work and its 34C outside (90F).

The Boston Cure Project reported on the 2nd International Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Symposium which was organised by Johns Hopkins.

The presentations are a bit techy but many support my view that research on MS is really pushing forward and hopefully there will be some breakthroughs in the not too distant future. You ...
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Small molecules

As technology improves, more will be understood about this disease and hopefully better therapeutic targets will be identified.

The NMSS has produced its Summer/Fall research bulletin. Here is the section on small molecules - Dr Giovannoni is one of my neuros and is doing work in this area.

Ian

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Highli ... ecules.asp
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Good Info on the risks of MS Drugs

Here's a link to a PDF meant for Healthcare Providers on the management of risk associated with the different MS drugs, from the 2006 AAN conference. Some of it is pretty alarming, especially the info on Novantrone and Tysabri...


http://tinyurl.com/jz9rc
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Accidental discovery regrows Myelin

I saw this in our local paper (Hamilton, Ontario), it doesn't mention MS but does sound interesting. So I thought I would pass it along. The McMaster mentioned is McMaster University Medical Centre

Paralyzed rats walk after Mac treatment

Researchers' feat could help humans
By Joanna Frketich
The Hamilton Spectator
(Jul 24, 2006)
McMaster researchers are a step closer to curing paralysis after accidentally discovering how to regrow nerve casings required for the brain and ...
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Epigenetics pops up again

A study about frequency of parents transmitting MS to their children. They don't claim to understand why, but epigenetics is mentioned.



Men With Multiple Sclerosis Pass Disease to Offspring More Often Than Women in Families With Multiple Cases of Disease, Study Finds

July 24 (AScribe Newswire) -- According to a new study, men transmit multiple sclerosis (MS) to their children 2.2 times more often than women in families where the father or mother and a ...
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Vit D and NZ

Study seeks to link MS and climate
A major New Zealand study into multiple sclerosis (MS) may confirm suspicions that South Islanders are more likely to get the disease than those from the North.
The degenerative disease, which affects an estimated 3500 New Zealanders, appears to strike more often in populations further from the equator, with Scotland reporting one of the highest rates of MS in the world.

A New Zealand study has found people ...
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Woman with MS fired for defying dress code

I felt that this article was important to share with the group...

    Woman fired for defying dress code
    MS patient with walking aid can't wear dresses

    Amber Shortt, The Edmonton Journal
    Published: Thursday, July 20, 2006

    EDMONTON - A longtime employee of Weight Watchers has filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission after she was fired for not complying with the company dress code that requires her to wear a skirt ...
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MS/Shistosoma: mutually exclusive

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Myelin Repair Foundation

I have not posted for awhile - thought everyone might be interested in the new report from the Myelin Repair Foundation.


Myelin Repair Foundation Research Progress Report – Spring 2006

Plans for the 2006-2007 Research year The Myelin Repair Foundation research team continues to make excellent progress in understanding the biological processes that result in the formation of myelin, both in early development of the central nervous system and in repair after damage by disease. ...
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Reflexes

Hi guys,

Has anyone here ever had ABSENT reflexes in some areas because I have some areas of absent, diminished and others pathologically brisk.

This still leaves the possible ms scenario in question as I thought with ms brisk reflexes was the norm.

Any advice,

Thanks,

Jane.
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