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American Academy of Neurology Notes

Each year I attend the AAN with one of my co-workers and we write up the notes from the presentations we go to as a service to the MS community.

Here are our notes from this year.
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I had always wondered about the fatigue. Here is a pretty good article explaining MS related fatigue.
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Recording of Harvard MS

You can find a very interesting video-presentation from the Harvard MS conference, here:
Link to the presentation

Just click on the small film icons on the left side to watch the videos.

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Vitamin D casts cancer prevention in new light

Vitamin D casts cancer prevention in new light
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
April 28, 2007 at 1:20 AM EDT

For decades, researchers have puzzled over why rich northern countries have cancer rates many times higher than those in developing countries — and many have laid the blame on dangerous pollutants spewed out by industry.
But research into vitamin D is suggesting both a plausible answer to this medical puzzle and a heretical ...
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Cancer, MS and vitamin D

Cancer, MS and Vitamin D

With respect to vitamin D, I believe the MS community is a microcosm of the cancer realm. Prior to this past week, there existed many statistical analyses and observational studies which demonstrated a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and cancer prevalence.

Of course there were the obvious questions about the role of vitamin D as far as cancer prevention and active cancer therapy. The necessary dosage and toxicity were ...
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Naive B cells and IL-10

Cytokines are the molecules which cells use to communicate with each other. Some of them, like IL-10, turn down inflammation, while others turn it up. In MS the levels of these molecules are out of balance, with too little IL-10 being produced.
It seems that IL-10 is normally made by "naive" B cells, which are "blank" cells that haven't been exposed to enemy tissue, while the inflammatory cytokines are made by "memory" B cells, which ...
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toxicity in the womb

There seems to be a drought of MS-specific stories at the moment, but I thought this raised an interesting possibility: that environmental toxins could play havoc with our immune systems before we're even born...

Prenatal toxicity linked to immune dysfunctions in later life
A Cornell researcher and his wife have conducted the first comprehensive review of later-life diseases that develop in people who were exposed to environmental toxins or drugs either in the womb or ...
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Support Growing for SSDI/SSI Reform

Following please find my editorial that is being published next week in the Access Press newspaper in Minnesota which addresses disability issues. A full page story is also being published this month in the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation's magazine, MSFocus, as well as in the Accelerated Cure project's next newsletter, and in the June issue of New Mobility Magazine.

The changes I am proposing have the potential to actually save tax dollars while extending much needed ...
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Drug info

For those of you who like to know about the meds you are taking (especially off label), the following web site contains a wealth of info, and has a free trial period.
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