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Oncomodulin enables nerve regrowth

This is exciting -- many years from being a treatment (if ever) -- but exciting.

Potent protein regenerates damaged eye nerves

15 May 2006 - news service - A potent molecule that causes more regeneration of eye nerves than any other known has been found by researchers. The damaged eye nerves of rats that received injections of the protein showed five times better recovery than those that did not.

Drugs developed from the newly ...
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new study

nothing to do with ms, but what the hell, isn't laughter the best medicine??

read the whole alligator study. oh my freakin god it's hilarious
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I know this is the wrong forum but I cant get to post on any forum apart from this one! Every time I try to post or reply to a private message, its tells me I have been banned by the administrator!


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Three genes linked to longer life

This article was published in the Seattle Times not too long ago (I apologize for not having the exact date as failed to note it when I saved the article). It may be of general interest here as the genes discussed are involved in lipid metabolism, insulin, and inflammation.

    Scientists link 3 genes to secret of long life
    By Jamie Talan, Newsday

    Only one in every 10,000 people will celebrate a century of life, and ...
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Crazy Horses

This measage is on Alan Osmond's website:

Help is on the way!

Yes, Alan Osmond will be joining The Argyll Group from California in announcing a wonderful new product for those who suffer with Diabetic Neuropathy and Multiple Sclerosis. Alan and Suzanne Osmond with their One Heart Foundation and The Argyll Group, the ones responsible for getting this product funded and available, will soon be making an announcement so they can help “Strengthen Families” physically! ...
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MS as a vascular disease

I haven't heard of anyone looking at MS this way before...

Multiple sclerosis as a vascular disease.

Neurol Res. 2006 Apr;28(3):230-5.
Minagar A, Jy W, Jimenez JJ, Alexander JS.
Department of Neurology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) has traditionally been viewed and researched as an immune-mediated disease with principal emphasis on the role of activated inflammatory cells, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes in its pathogenesis. Abnormalities of cerebral endothelial ...
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Blue Brain project

This project could lead to the most significant advances in our understanding of the brain. One way or another that should be good for MS research.

Blueprinting the human brain

CNET - May 10, 2006 - A 3D computer simulation of 10,000 neurons firing in the human brain produces a terabyte of data--a fraction of what it would take to map the brain's billions of neurons in algorithms.

That's according to Henry Markham, a ...
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Head to head

The following story is from the Boston Cure Project today.

One has to agree with Art's comment at the end.


"A two year open-label study comparing Betaseron (called Betaferon in Europe) and Avonex found no substantial differences in relapse rates, time to first relapse, progression of disability, and neutralizing antibody development".

Can we stop spending money on studies of the existing drugs and start looking at some new ones, now?"
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acne, cytokines, interferons - related?

Our acne started to really breakout when we got on avonex. it's still not under control. I've noticed that there are some reports in the net that imply that there is a relationship between acne and cytokines. Has anyone else had this problem?

futher along, does anyone know of any articles about this?

and, do Copaxone users have this issue? napay

ps: we have asked the Neuro and he says it's not related. we asked ...
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MS New Insights and Trends

A lengthy read, but worthwhile.

Multiple Sclerosis: New Insights and Trends
M. Inglesea

From the Department of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Address correspondence to Matilde Inglese, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, 650 First Ave, 6th floor, New York, NY 10016


The past few years have witnessed major advancements in our ability to diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) and begin treatments that can favorably ...
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