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Lhermitte's sign

Hello to everyone, I have posted a couple of times but it has been quite a while, I have a reasonable question that I just cant help asking this forum (where people with some experience will hopefully show up). That fellow called Lhermitte's sign has been fooling around with me for a month now, and due to the fact that the symptoms (when I bend my neck) are getting exponentially worse (the tingling and all) ...
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Measuring Axonal Damage
Although conventional MRI is sensitive in detecting the lesions of multiple sclerosis, it disclosed neither demyelination nor axon loss itself. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a nuclear magnetic resonance technique which has the potential to detect axon loss non-invasively during life. The normal proton spectrum is dominated by N-acetyl derived groups (NA; the sum of N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) and N-acetylaspartylglutamate).7 The predominant component of the NA peak is NAA, an amino acid of ...
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Dopamine Drug Leads to New Neurons (in parkinson mice)

In preliminary results, researchers have shown that a drug which mimics the effects of the nerve-signaling chemical dopamine causes new neurons to develop in the part of the brain where cells are lost in Parkinson's disease (PD). The drug also led to long-lasting recovery of function in an animal model of PD. The findings may lead to new ways of treating PD and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Animals treated for 8 weeks also developed almost ...
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New Tovaxin Forum

As dignan graciously reminded me, there are a number of people who are going to be interacting with Tovaxin in the coming months. We've set up a new forum for Tovaxin-specific discussions:

Hope it's helpful and thank you to all in advance for the robust, respectful and informative discussions I'm sure we'll see there.
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Hormones and MS

This is a question for anyone who may know the answer or for anyone who may even want to hazard a guess. Remember the studies where estriol may be of benefit to MS? Well, what do you think about the opposite? What if the body were depleted of estrogen? What do you think would happen to a person's MS? Do you think it would worsen? Even men have small amounts of estrogen in their bodies. ...
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Very nearly 3000 members. Very well done Arron :D A significant contribution in The War Against Msism.
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Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report (MSQR)

My MSQR, the publication from the North American Research Committee on MS (, arrived this week--free to me for participating in their surveys. The following came from the feature article, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Tremors," ( pg. 9) and may interest some here:

"Drug-induced Tremor: Certain drugs are known to induce or worsen tremor in some patients. Table 2 provides a list of some of the most common ...
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for amelia - interesting paper on Devic's vs. MS

If someone has posted this elsewhere, please forgive.

amelia has got me very interested in Devic's. Here is a recent paper on Devic's vs MS and aquaporin-4.

: Acta Neuropathol (Berl). 2006 Dec 2; Links
Absence of aquaporin-4 expression in lesions of neuromyelitis optica but increased expression in multiple sclerosis lesions and normal-appearing white matter.Sinclair C, Kirk J, Herron B, Fitzgerald U, McQuaid S.
Neuropathology Laboratory, Institute of Pathology, Royal ...
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A bit of an update of progress in HHV6 research.

Highlights from 5th International Conference on HHV-6 and -7.

Herpes. 2006 Nov;13(3):81-2.
Komaroff A, Jacobson S, Ablashi V, Yamanishi K.
Harvard MEdical School, Boston, MA, USA.

This article reports on key presentations at the 5th International Conference on Human Herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and -7, organized by the HHV-6 Foundation. New assays for HHV-6 and -7 promise to be more accurate and better able to distinguish between ...
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