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Different perspective on cause of MS

Here's a researcher after the hearts and minds of ThisIsMS. I've never heard of this way of looking at MS before, and I'm not convinced, but it's good that some researchers are being more creative.



A possible cause and corresponding treatment for inflammatory, auto-immune or auto-aggressive diseases.

Med Hypotheses. 2007 Feb 20;
Gracia MC.
C/ Lopez de Aranda 35, 28027 Madrid, Spain.

This article develops the idea that many inflammatory, auto-immune ...
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Grey matter involvement

Gray matter involvement in multiple sclerosis 27 February 2007
Istvan Pirko, MD, Claudia F. Lucchinetti, MD, Subramaniam Sriram, MD and Rohit Bakshi, MD


From the Department of Neurology (I.P.), University of Cincinnati, OH; Department of Neurology (C.F.L.), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; Department of Neurology (S.S.), Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN; and Departments of Neurology and Radiology (R.B.), Partners MS Center, Center for Neurological Imaging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, ...
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Solumedrol

I need to understand this whole solumedrol thing. I am having my first major exacerbation in almost 5 years since my diagnosis. I realize how lucky I am that I have not had to have Solumedrol since thie first go round. I blame it on my being not so lucky as to having to have had 3 surgeries in 2006, with the last being this past November. I believe that is what triggered this flare. ...
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Australian Fellowship

It's always good to hear about new projects starting up in MS research, even if they are only just beginning the fund raising. If MS costs Australia $600 million a year, I can't understand why governments don't pump more money into some of the avenues of research which look promising, but which don't appeal to the big companies because they see little or no profit. Even if you only look at the financial cost, and ...
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Potential Risk of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Potential Risk of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy With Natalizumab Therapy

Possible Interventions

Olaf Stüve, MD, PhD; Christina M. Marra, MD; Petra D. Cravens, PhD; Mahendra P. Singh, PhD; Wei Hu, MD, PhD; Amy Lovett-Racke, PhD; Nancy L. Monson, PhD; J. Theodore Phillips, MD, PhD; Jan W. Cohen Tervaert, MD, PhD; Richard A. Nash, MD; Hans-Peter Hartung, MD; Bernd C. Kieseier, MD; Michael M. Racke, MD; Elliot M. Frohman, MD, PhD; Bernhard Hemmer, MD

Arch Neurol. 2007;64:169-176. ...
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Determinants of Cerebral Atrophy Rate

Determinants of Cerebral Atrophy Rate at the Time of Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Bas Jasperse, MD; Arjan Minneboo, MD; Vincent de Groot, MD; Nynke F. Kalkers, MD, PhD; Paul E. van Helden, MSc; Bernard M. J. Uitdehaag, MD, PhD; Frederik Barkhof, MD, PhD; Chris H. Polman, MD, PhD

Arch Neurol. 2007;64:190-194.

Objective To identify determinants visible on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain that explain the subsequent rate of cerebral atrophy in patients with recently ...
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Inflammation may be protective

THELINKISHEREBOB

Hmm...now inflammation is a good thing :?

Dom.
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BBB leaks in lesions

If you can get through all the numbers and jargon in this abstract, I think it says that there is a small amount of BBB leakage in non-active lesions, and that natalizumab does nothing to stop this.

LeakyBBB
Dom.

PS Special clue for you, Bob: try clicking on the words 'leakyBBB' :D
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Lipoic Acid

Somewhat promising link regarding Lipoic Acid:

Lipoic acid stimulates cAMP production in T lymphocytes and NK cells.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Mar 2;354(1):259-64.
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informing the DVLA for those in the UK

Here's a question for people from the UK,
Having to update a paper License, we find there is a clause where you have to mention if you have an illness which could progress to your inability to drive. How many people have let the DVLA know they are ill, is the information safe from anyone besides them finding out, and does telling them mean you have to have a driving test again?
Thanks for any ...
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