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Hormones - one for Sharon

Brains of male mice boast extra nerve insulation 01 February 2006

The brains and spinal cords of male mice contain more of the protective, fatty substance called myelin, which insulates nerve cells, than their female counterparts, new research reveals. The finding could help to explain why some neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, strike one sex more than another.

Robert Skoff of the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, US, and colleagues found an ...
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Please vote for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre!

Hi all.

Please can you vote for The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre at You will be sent a verify email which you need to click on the link to verify - please note if you use MS Hotmail, Yahoo or G-Mail your verify mail MAY go to your junkmail folder. :O(

Jessica Williams' royalties from the sales of her book How to Give to Charity, plus the same ...
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Cost of Future Oral Drugs


Does any one has some ideas about how much the Oral drugs I.e. FTY720 or Mylinax or BG12 etc would be priced if they are approved. Will they be priced in the same range as CARB?
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Counselling - does it help?

Dear all,

Sorting through some paperwork I came across the letter that my neuro sent to my MS nurse. The final para reads 'Ian is very anxious about having a diagnosis of MS. In my opinion, his reaction is abnormal... He admitted to me that he commonly wakes in the early hours of the morning, worrying about his future.... I have recommended that he should seek formal counselling and possibly cognitive therapy to try and ...
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Australian MS researchers

The Howard Florey Institute in Australia seems to be doing some interesting stuff on MS.
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Trauma and MS

Dear all,

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis website has a page called world news which pulls in all press articles around the world which include a reference to MS. On the whole, the articles are not for the easily depressed (like me)as many are obituaries e.g. John Smith 52, after a long battle with MS. Many of the articles in the last few days have been about the case in Canada where a mother helped ...
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Money for nothing

Dear all,

The following was posted on the MSRC website:


Sales of the multiple-scelrosis drug totaled $1.18 billion in 2005, 26% more than in 2004.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has announced, in conjunction with the release of the Sanofi-Aventis group's financial results, that global in-market sales of its multiple-sclerosis drug Copaxone reached $323 million in the fourth quarter of 2005, representing an increase of 24% over the comparable quarter of 2004.

For the full ...
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Abx Folks - Minocycline Question


My doc prescribed Mino for me last week, 100 Mg 2X/Day. He's prescribed it for it's immunomodulating properties, not its ABX properties, but at least he prescribed it.

Started it last week, and found it very hard to take. Lots of dizziness, nausea, feeling very spacey. So much so that I had to stop, because I needed to function at work. I'm anxious to start up again, but would like to slowly build up. ...
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My Neurologist Sucks, how about yours?

O.K. -- So I had my second 3 month check-up with my Neuro on the 26th.

Uh,Where can I begin? I'll begin by saying that I didn't chose this man to be my Neuro, the hospital did, and he just stuck. I didn't like him to begin with, but I figured I could live with him since he was allowing me to order lab tests that I thought I needed (Lipid, and Hepatic panels..). I ...
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How Many Spots?

I know there is no constant or known when it comes to ms, but how many lesions are "a lot"? I had a MRI a year ago and in my follow up appointment the neuro said I had 2 lesions...yet his report called the amount "extensive". My current neuro says perhaps what was meant is that I had 2 active lesions at the time of the MRI. I just had a MRI a few weeks ...
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