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MRF - mice

TIGM inks deal for mice 04 April 2007

The Texas Institute for Genomic Medicine (TIGM) has entered into an agreement with the Myelin Repair Foundation to supply genetically altered mice that United States and Canadian researchers will use to search for the causes of and possible treatments for multiple sclerosis.
TIGM is a Houston-based nonprofit biotech entity founded in 2005.

The Myelin Repair Foundation, headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., is a nonprofit organisation focused exclusively ...
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Allergy/autoimmunity link found 04 April 2007

A link between allergic diseases like eczema, and autoimmune diseases has been found by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells," said researcher David Rawlings. "Many autoimmune diseases are caused by self-reactive antibodies produced by such B cells."

Rawlings, the head of ...
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New UK centre for immunotherapy

First Centre of Its Kind in UK Opens in Region 07 April 2007

The first immunotherapy centre of its kind in the UK opened yesterday (05/04/07).

The 1m Wilson Horne Immunotherapy Centre, at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, will be used to try revolutionary treatments for conditions caused by disorders of the immune system. Because it will be the first time humans will be exposed to such therapies, the unit's staff have been trained to ...
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The Aspen Health Forum October 3-6, 2007.

Scott Johnson, president of the Myelin Repair Foundation, is scheduled to speak at The Aspen Health Forum October 3-6, 2007.

The Aspen Health Forum will explore the most challenging issues and exciting developments in medical science — and how they may affect our individual health and that of our families and communities. The forum will shed light on the state-of-the-art and frontiers of biomedicine. It is a rare opportunity to exchange ideas and socialize with ...
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The role of the BBB

New report on BBB from Eurekalert:

Public release date: 5-Apr-2007

Contact: Steve Benowitz
Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Immunology researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson studying a multiple sclerosis (MS)-like disease in mice have shown that the amount of "damage" to the central nervous system’s ...
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Social Security Reform News

Last week, The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation published a story regarding my petition initiative to change the way Social Security Disability benefits are awarded to victims of MS and other chronically disabling illnesses. They are also running a full page article about this important effort in the next issue of their quarterly magazine, MSFocus. To date, the petition has been signed by over 1,000 MS patients, physicians, MS advocacy group leaders and members and other concerned ...
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Check your mate on this one.

On Tues. my wife and I took our daughter to see a specialist in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has been experiencing some joint pain and her AnA test came back elevated. On top of this she also has shingles. All this and she is only 9 years old. Lupus was also a possibility. After checking her out physically, he said she didn't seem to have enough symptoms to diagnose either RA of Lupus. She did ...
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This article is about Tysabri but covers other issues - like debunking the idea that there is no damage during remissions and some stuff on imaging.

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Varicella-Zoster Strikes Again

This study seems to confirm the work of Italian researchers posted a couple of months ago. Beware varicella-zoster.

Varicella-zoster virus at relapses of multiple sclerosis.

J Neurol. 2007 Mar 31;
Sotelo J, Ordonez G, Pineda B.
Neuroimmunology Unit, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, Insurgentes Sur 3877, 14269, Mexico City, Mexico,

The possible participation of different herpes viruses was studied during exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS). We ...
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Cannabis could hold the key to ending multiple sclerosis misery 03 April 2007

Researchers investigating the role of cannabinoids - chemical substances contained within cannabis – in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), have found they could significantly enhance therapy, not only by reducing nerve damage and erratic nerve impulses, but perhaps even by hindering development of the condition.

The findings, published online in Nature Medicine demonstrates for the first time how cannabis might ...
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