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Reparative cells

Dear all,

MS news articles are thin on the ground at the moment. Tysabri is the dominant story (for Harry Z it must be like Christmas has come early). The following is about the possibility of repairing damage by blocking genes such as Nogo and Lingo 1. Who comes up with these names? I imagine a bored neurologist with some scrabble letters instead of getting on with the real business of working out what this ...
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Some Questions

In the past few weeks I've noted John has some problem with chocking more while eating. When I mention it of course he gets defensive and proclaims he just swallowed something the wrong way but it is happening a fair amount. I've noted him clearing his throat all the time as well but he says he must have a cold as it's just phlegm. It is unlike him to have that problem other than in ...
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The New Face of MS - 2/28 WSJ

The New Face of Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors Increasingly Detect
The Disorder in Children;
Recognizing Early Signs
February 28, 2006; Page D1

Multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease that affects the central nervous system, has long been considered an adult condition. But doctors are increasingly diagnosing the disease in children and teens -- and they believe that thousands more young people may have symptoms that are going undetected.

As a result, medical ...
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The title of this research paper looked very promising but didn't quite deliver what I was expecting. I know that they (MS researchers) are getting nearer to identifying the genes that make one susceptible - but even if they do identify them can anything be done about it? ... e_end.html
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Testosterone Phase I Results

Bromley--this one is for you. What timing. It's an abstract from the AAN meeting in early April.

A Pilot Study of Testosterone Treatment for Men with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Nancy L. Sicotte, Barbara S. Giesser, Vinita Tandon, Barbara Steiner, Ricki Klutch, Ann Drain, David W. Shattuck, Laura Hull, Ronald Swerdloff, Torrance, CA, Rhonda R. Voskuhl, Los Angeles, CA

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of testosterone treatment in men with relapsing remitting MS.

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Fact or fiction?

As another week ends, new visitors to this site (which covers a huge range of possible MS therapies, including abx) are re-directed to cpn-help - a site dedicated to one treatment approach. And why wouldn't new members be interested. MS is a degenerative disease and most treatments at best slow down the progress, with some treatments providing some repair / return of function (e.g. Campath - where some have experienced a small improvement in their ...
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Hormones and myelin


This is my be nice to Sharon week. Another article on hormones.

My advice for men on how to avoid MS - avoid EBV; don't use sunscreen; don't drink from aluminium cans; up your testosterone levels. Not sure how you achieve the last one. ... eb23-2.asp

Sharon the article has a good link to all the sex hormone research.

You might remember my bald men don't get ...
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Article about making clinical trials better

Fantastic article about clinical trials and the balance between doing no harm and causing harm by doing nothing.

Deadly Caution: How our national obsession with drug safety is killing people -- and what we can do about it.

Fortune Magazine - February 9, 2006 - For six hours on Nov. 8, 2005, time moved so slowly for Frank Burroughs and Steve Walker that it seemed to stop altogether. The two had come to a dreary ...
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Selective T cell stimulation

Selective T cell stimulation could help improve treatment of autoimmune disease and cancer
Medical Studies/Trials
Published: Thursday, 23-Feb-2006

The findings could also be significant for developing new ways to help patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or juvenile diabetes.

The study, which was published in the February 16 issue of the online journal Science Express, showed that these injections caused a massive selective increase in the immune system's two main types ...
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have you read this book ?

Has anyone read this book, he makes some claims about MS and it's treatment. I just wondered if anyone had some comments about it. Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About by: Kevin Trudeau, thx
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