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Modified bone marrow cells

Hi everyone,

We know that inflammation is a key part of the recovery and repair strategy of the CNS, now we have a protein, (TREM-2), which appears to play a vital role in this. Not only does it trigger macrophages, (white blood cells), to engulf and destroy all the dead bits of myelin which are hanging around after damage has occurred, but it then calms down the inflammation which, if it lasts too long, can ...
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Curious

Read the last line

"Dancing With the Stars" fights MS
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Article Launched: 04/09/2007 03:53:42 PM PDT


"Dancing With the Stars" is the inspiration for this year's Race to Erase MS gala being held Friday the 13th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The lineup of performers and celebrity fashion showmodels includes brothers Drew and brother Nick Lachey, Mario Lopez, Tia Carrere, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Cheryl Burke, ...
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Coenzyme Q10

Hello,

What are your thoughts on Coenzyme Q10?

From what I've read I would like to take about 200 - 400mg for it's neuroprotective effects however I'm concerned about it stimulating the immune system?

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks
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Difference between white and grey matter lesions

This abstract appears to show that there was no evidence of BBB leakage at the site of grey matter lesions, which might suggest that grey and white matter lesions are formed by two distinct processes:

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Lowering cholestrol, diet and -----> same effect as sati

Hello,

I've been following the Swank diet with added fish oils for a couple of months now.

Recently I've been thinking about taking plant sterols supplements to lower my cholesterol even further.

Will this be similar to taking the satin drugs or do these drugs have a further effect that reduces the effects of MS?

Thanks
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MRF - mice

TIGM inks deal for mice 04 April 2007

The Texas Institute for Genomic Medicine (TIGM) has entered into an agreement with the Myelin Repair Foundation to supply genetically altered mice that United States and Canadian researchers will use to search for the causes of and possible treatments for multiple sclerosis.
TIGM is a Houston-based nonprofit biotech entity founded in 2005.

The Myelin Repair Foundation, headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., is a nonprofit organisation focused exclusively ...
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Allergy

Allergy/autoimmunity link found 04 April 2007

A link between allergic diseases like eczema, and autoimmune diseases has been found by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells," said researcher David Rawlings. "Many autoimmune diseases are caused by self-reactive antibodies produced by such B cells."

Rawlings, the head of ...
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New UK centre for immunotherapy

First Centre of Its Kind in UK Opens in Region 07 April 2007

The first immunotherapy centre of its kind in the UK opened yesterday (05/04/07).

The 1m Wilson Horne Immunotherapy Centre, at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, will be used to try revolutionary treatments for conditions caused by disorders of the immune system. Because it will be the first time humans will be exposed to such therapies, the unit's staff have been trained to ...
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The Aspen Health Forum October 3-6, 2007.

Scott Johnson, president of the Myelin Repair Foundation, is scheduled to speak at The Aspen Health Forum October 3-6, 2007.

The Aspen Health Forum will explore the most challenging issues and exciting developments in medical science — and how they may affect our individual health and that of our families and communities. The forum will shed light on the state-of-the-art and frontiers of biomedicine. It is a rare opportunity to exchange ideas and socialize with ...
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The role of the BBB

New report on BBB from Eurekalert:

Public release date: 5-Apr-2007


Contact: Steve Benowitz
steven.benowitz@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Immunology researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson studying a multiple sclerosis (MS)-like disease in mice have shown that the amount of "damage" to the central nervous system’s ...
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