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health thru biodiversity

so, i'm writing this essay on the importance of biodiversity to the healthy function of ecosystems. the issue has its critics i know, but that's my assignment. so anyway, i'm reading on the david suzuki site:

"The world food supply today is derived from 30 crops which supply about 90 per cent of calories to the human diet. And just 14 animal species make up 90 per cent of the livestock we raise" and he ...
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wikipedia

hey guys i have an idea for a fun project. i haven't checked if it's been proposed on here before, but let's edit the hell out of the multiple sclerosis page at wikipedia. we can each do a section on our favourite topics (all appropriately referenced of course!) or elaborate on what's there if it's already mentioned.

i want to start compiling a list for the serum values of nutrients in ms patients in remission ...
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Myelin research

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Research 2

I posted a list of US funded research last week. Today is the turn of the Canadians. Lots and lots of research being funded. Jimmylegs - some Vit D research.

http://www.mssociety.ca/en/pdf/research ... s_2006.pdf

No dating service this week. But always happy to help out if needed.

PS Does anyone know where Arron is? He's paid good money to moderate this site but has gone AWOL.
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compound based on resveratrol in trials

Interesting stuff about a compound being tested for type 1 diabetes based on resveratrol, found most notably in red wine. If you think insulin might be related to diseases other than diabetes (anyone? anyone?), then this looks promising.



Research published in Nature by Sirtris scientists is first demonstration in mammals that resveratrol, a sirtuin activator, can treat diseases of aging, such as diabetes. Sirtris Pharmaceuticals doses first diabetes patient in human clinical study.

Nov. 1, ...
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Damaged optic nerves

My wife Marg (MS for 35 years) has in the past 6 months had difficulty trying to read. The words become blurred, then better then blurred. Trying to read a newspaper becomes very tiresome for her. A trip to the optometrist 6 months ago and then a referral to the neuro ophthalmologist has resulted in a preliminary diagnosis of damaged optic nerves.

Marg has never had a problem with her eyes and never suffered from ...
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SOS melodeeeeee!!

robbie needs an intervention mel, you're closest, TAG! :wink:
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Liver

Some day some bastard researcher is going to publish some positive news on MS. We seem to be constantly drip fed ever worsening news e.g. MS rates going through the roof for Canadian women, deaths on trials etc etc


Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Abnormal Liver Test Results 01 November 2006

Multiple sclerosis has been linked to abnormal liver test results according to research findings announced by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The study ...
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HIV/AIDS relationship or non-relationship with MS

Both are immune system issues. In HIV the immune system is getting wiped out and in MS it's functioning in strongly misdirected ways. When Googling around for info about white blood cells, you can't help but get a lot of links that are about AIDS/HIV.

I know these are different illnesses. But, has anyone one read any articles that discuss both in a compare contrast sort of way? And has anyone ever read of a ...
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when MS is NOT MS

For those of you that have been keeping up with Gary and his "not MS' dx, it is official. He has NMO or Devic's Disease. After 10 yrs of dx of RRMS and then going into progressive stage, a brain and spine MRI of NO scars, along transverse myelitis, and ON, we walk into the DRs office to hear for the umpteenth time, I don't think you have MS. Since Gary has not had update ...
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