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Gene Behind Autoimmune Diseases Identified by Researchers 27 March 2007

A report in the March 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that a pinpointed region of chromosome 17, a gene named NALP1, could be a new target of treatment for autoimmune diseases. This is a particularly exciting discovery because NALP1, a gene known to control part of the immune system that serves to alert the body to viral and bacterial ...
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Q&A on Tysabri and Campath 1-H

Dear all,

I recently posted a presentation by Dr Coles on Tysabri and Campath. This week, Dr Coles is answering questions about Tysabri and Campath on the UK MS Society website. Tysabri is not yet approved in the UK and Campath is in trial.


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MRF Podcast with Scott Johnson and Dr. Bob Miller

This link will take you to an interesting and informative March 24th interview Scott and Dr. Miller did with host Marc Pelletier of Futures in Biotech. It's about 1 hour. I think the interview was conducted in a way that would make it interesting to both scientists and MS novices.
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Abbot Labs Puts Money Over Lives

This article appeared in It is not about MS, but pertinent to many discussions we have about drug companies.

I am glad to see that the soon to be doctors are taking a stand against such practices.


US Medical Students Stand In Solidarity With Thais In Response To Abbott Laboratories' Withholding Essential Medications
27 Mar 2007

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) stands in solidarity with Thai colleagues in their national day of ...
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Inhibiting Blood To Save The Brain

This might be old news but with my memory everything is new news :oops:
Seems interesting but I'm never sure how accurate information is after it's been disseminated by a reporter. ... 105436.htm
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Introduction to Neuroanatomy

Accelerated Cure Project volunteer Jen Tobin has just completed a new educational booklet called Introduction to Neuroanatomy in PDF format. When learning about MS you will often encounter terms referring to the anatomy of the brain. This book will teach you what the components and sections of the central nervous system are. It's free and you can get it

You can see the other free offerings we have here:
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Scots new MRI

Scots' MRI scanning breakthrough 'has potential to save thousands' 23 March 2007

A major breakthrough in scanning technology, which could save thousands of lives by allowing doctors to spot developing diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis at a much earlier stage, was announced by Scottish researchers yesterday (22/03/07).

The new scanning device can provide up to 100 different images from inside the body - compared to one from a conventional scanner - and reveal ...
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New Rules from FDA

This could certainly have an effect on how big pharma conducts its business in the future. ... 0&emc=eta1

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Social Security Disability

I filed for Social Security Disability this morning. I will not hear a decision (yea/nay) for several months.

I haven't worked in seven years and as my MS is progressing (very slowly) it is still progressing.

My husband is wonderfully supportive and has helped me tremendously with all the paperwork.

Niko 8)
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