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Dog cancer vaccine could help humans

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6722291

I keep saying.."to live a dog's life!!!"
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Men, women equally pass on genetic risk of MS

Updated Wed. Jun. 27 2007 4:00 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Men and women with multiple sclerosis equally transmit the genetic risk of the disease to their children, concludes a Canadian study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The research contradicts results of a recent study that found fathers were more likely than mothers to transmit the risk of developing MS to their children.

Researchers studied 3,088 Canadian families ...
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Glial cells

New insight into the mechanism by which glial cells recognise and myelinate axons 27 June 2007

In a host of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS) and several neuropathies, the protective covering surrounding the nerves - an insulating material called myelin - is damaged.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now discovered an important new line of communication between nervous system cells that is crucial to the development of myelinated nerves - ...
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Yawning

Yawning Saves Your Brain From Overheating
Posted by huehueteotl on June 25th, 2007

The next time you “catch a yawn” from someone across the room, you’re not copying their sleepiness, you’re participating in an ancient, hardwired ritual that might have evolved to help groups stay alert as a means of detecting danger. That’s the conclusion of University at Albany researchers Andrew C. Gallup and Gordon G. Gallup, Jr. in a study outlined in the May ...
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UCB and Biogen Idec's Oral VLA-4 Antagonist (CDP323) Enters

UCB and Biogen Idec's Oral VLA-4 Antagonist (CDP323) Enters Phase II Development for Multiple Sclerosis

Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge, MA (USA) - June 26, 2007- 7:00 am CET - UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) and Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced the initiation of a Phase II study of CDP323 - an oral VLA-4 antagonist - under development for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The double-blind, randomized Phase II study commenced this week with dosing of the ...
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effexor-xr//

i was proscribed effexor xr today for anxiety..was wondering it anyone had anything positive or negative to say about it? it does say at wipedia that you should take if you take drugs that it a cns depressant..i take avonex...anything that anybody knows about this would be great...thanks
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ACTRIMS

ACTRIMS was only a one day event this year, but covered some interesting subjects. Here is a summary from the NMSS.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/P ... 007jun22_2
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Markov transitional model

Never heard of this before. Anyone?

Markov model predicts short-term disability in multiple sclerosis
Source: Reuters
Author:
Date: Fri, 22 June 2007

The findings published in the June 12th issue of Neurology support the novel use of a Markov transitional model in predicting the short-term disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The standard statistical methods of survival analysis used to create clinical predictive models do not include the ongoing changing nature of MS, Dr. ...
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Autoimmunity theory

Step 1: find abstract on new autoimmune theory
Step 2: post on ThisIsMS
Step 3: sit back and watch fireworks.



Are multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis autoimmune disorders of endogenous vasoactive neuropeptides?

Med Hypotheses. 2007 Jun 18;
Staines DR.
Gold Coast Public Health Unit, 10–12, Young Street, Southport 4215, Queensland, Australia.

Autoimmune dysfunction of endogenous vasoactive neuropeptides (VNs) such as vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) has been postulated ...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Scientists find neurological gene mutation
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered the gene mutation that produces one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder -- an inherited neurological disease.
Researchers at the University of Michigan -- led by Professor Miriam Meisler -- said their finding means a genetic test will be possible for people with a less common subtype of the disorder -- one that, until now, was unidentified and had an unknown ...
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