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Neurology Conferences

Hi all,

In the couple of years that I've had MS, it seems that although there is a steady stream of information generated about MS, some of the more notable results from research are presented at the major neurology conferences. I was wondering if there is a comprehensive list of the major conferences, so one might have an idea of when to expect these sorts of things. For example, I googled AAN and their yearly ...
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C3 necessary for 'maximal' EAE

Complement is part of the immune system. C3b is an Opsonin, (helps white blood cells to bind to foreign tissue), and it sounds to me as if C3b mistakenly binds to self-tissue, thus bonding it to white blood cells, which then destroy it.
C3a also can trigger the release of histamine, which may play a part in some forms of MS:

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Psychosocial impact of MS

Just a little reminder to neuros that we're not just a bundle of faulty wiring. I wish I could get hold of the full texts to these abstracts--anyone got friends in high places?


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MS and heart rate

Looks as if MS can impair your body's ability to regulate the heart....dammit! Does that mean I'll have to give up mountaineering? :wink:


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Inflammation and degeneration together

We know that both processes occur in MS, and it's not an either/or question. They acknowledge here that treating just one may be detrimental, (presumably inflammation, because it can be helpful):


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Hello, 14 days ago I had terrible reaction on copaxone. Vomiting, problems with breath and so on...

From the time I have during a day problems with terrible burning (in my head especially, than my shoulder and chest) and with feeling of lack of air in my lungs, I am afrai of swooning but it never happens). Does anybody know this? Is it from MS, or from Copaxone? My doctor doesn´t know and I´am very ...
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Why do relapses go?


I recently wondered how it could be possible, following the traditional autoimmune theory, that the immune system comes to the point where it attacks the mylin sheath and after some time/event it calms down and stays quiet until the next relapse.

As far as I know, if the immunesystem comes across an "enemy" structure the immune-cascade is going on as strong as necessary, until the enemy structure is completly removed (or at least no ...
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Problems with patents

This is a really interesting column on the shortcoming of the patent system in the pharmaceutical industry. It isn't written by Joe-average blogger, it is written by Nobel prize winner and former chief economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz.

Prizes, Not Patents

Part of modern medicine’s success is built on new drugs, in which pharmaceutical companies invest billions of dollars on research. The companies can recover their expenses thanks to patents, which give them ...
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Nerves don't use electricity?

Just when it seems like we're figuring things out, something like this comes along...

Scientists say nerves use sound, not electricity

March 9, 2007 -- CBC News -- The common view that nerves transmit impulses through electricity is wrong and they really transmit sound, according to a team of Danish scientists.

The Copenhagen University researchers argue that biology and medical textbooks that say nerves relay electrical impulses from the brain to the rest of the ...
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Too much vitamin D bad for you?

I have been taking 4,000 IUs a day for years but I wondered if the accumulation of so much D is toxic. I urge you all to read this carefully:

It's actually on chronic fatigue but there is a lot of great info on this site. If you feel more tired than ever after years of being on vitamin D, then maybe you need to pull back a ...
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