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Industry / academia collaboration

Biogen and Johns Hopkins are collaborating. Seems a good idea (please don't mention to Harry Z)


http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j11 ... 5&w=464753
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New imaging

New imaging techniques can only be good news.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j11 ... 2&w=464753
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Hygiene hypothesis

Summary of an article from Science Direct. I thought at least Bob might be interested in it.

Hygiene hypothesis: Innate immunity, malaria and multiple sclerosis

Received 9 October 2006; accepted 10 October 2006. Available online 21 September 2007.

Summary

The establishment of new hygienic conditions plays a role in the appearance of autoimmunity in “westernalised” countries. Consistently, but still unconvincingly, several epidemiological and immunogenetic evidences link the disappearance of malaria with the increase of ...
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Optic Neuritis Help anyone....??

I know that I have seen this type of post before, but I wanted to put this out there again. My ON is really bad now and one of the worst symptoms I have lately. I have been wearing dark glasses inside because I am very light sensitive and it halps mask the vision defects from the ON. I am getting to the point where I will have serious problems going about my day if ...
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Site(s) that explain the theories? Myelin Damage?

I'm googling and searching sites and goggling more. I've used the JI search engine (a good one) and I'm not finding this.

Does anyone know where to find this?

I want to find a list of all the theories of how the myelin comes to be damaged. Obviously we don't know what does the damage, but what are the theories?

I'm specifically interested in how undamaged myelin that's sitting around in the brain minding it's ...
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MS Simulator

I went down to the Mall of America today and saw this exhibit. Although I was unable to try it out (over 2 hour wait), it was interesting to see the number of people who were interested in it.

TOL


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'Step inside MS'' National Tour Brings First-of-Its-Kind Multiple Sclerosis Simulator to the Mall of America in Bloomington
09.19.07, 11:02 AM ET

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Forbes 400 Richest Americans
Secrets Of The Self-Made 2007 ...
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Complexin may generate new connections

I found this article interesting because of the last few lines: if the actions of Complexin really can be targeted and controlled, then the possibility of making new connections to bypass damaged areas comes one step closer!

Brain's Messengers Could Be Regulated, Study Suggests
Science Daily — Researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have found that tiny, spontaneous releases of the brain's primary chemical messengers can be regulated, potentially giving scientists unprecedented ...
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Single pathway to inflammation and degeneration found

Very interesting – the discovery of a new pathway which can give rise to both the inflammatory and degenerative stages of the disease:



Public release date: 20-Sep-2007


Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine
Cell-surface sugar defects may trigger nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients
Study also suggests treatment for short-term and long-term damage caused by chronic ...
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Single pathway to inflammation and degeneration found

Very interesting – the discovery of a new pathway which can give rise to both the inflammatory and degenerative stages of the disease:


Public release date: 20-Sep-2007


Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Cell-surface sugar defects may trigger nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients
Study also suggests treatment for short-term and long-term damage caused by chronic ...
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Single trigger found for inflammation and degeneration

Very interesting – the discovery of a new pathway which can give rise to both the inflammatory and degenerative stages of the disease:

Public release date: 20-Sep-2007


Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Cell-surface sugar defects may trigger nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients
Study also suggests treatment for short-term and long-term damage caused by chronic ...
Read more : Single trigger found for inflammation and degeneration | Views : 1372 | Replies : 3


 

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