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Which T cell types drive the autoimmune response?

Although the focus of their research sounds interesting it's a little bothersome that their photo subject of MS is in a wheelchair and the photo labeled "Multiple sclerosis".

Not that people with MS don't end up in wheel chairs but it's not as inevitable as their use of the picture makes it seem.
http://www.spiritindia.com/health-care- ... 11391.html
Bob
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wikipedia

okay so we know there's a content nazi on the existing pages for MS on wikipedia. i didn't get any kind of inspiring response to a previous post suggesting we take on the existing page(s).

but what if we made our own page entitled 'alternative therapies for ms', and entered all our various ideas that are quickly deleted from the current therapies page. of course with wikipedia we can't write with an obvious bias in ...
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Number of MRI lesions

I'd like to ask a few questions : how many total MRI lesions do you have ? And since when ? Did some of them disappear ? Did your condition worsened rapidly if you have many lesions ?

I know we cannot make so simple comparisons, but I'd like to.
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Eyes - how do you stop them being destroyed by MS

Hi,

Anybody found any products that reduce the amount of damage to the eyes?

Thanks,

Abe
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Bone marrow transplant case study

Very interesting, keeping in mind this is about a single case.



Failure of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation to arrest disease activity in multiple sclerosis.

Mult Scler. 2007 Jul 10;
Jeffery DR.
Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which activated T-cells initiate a macrophage mediated destruction of CNS myelin. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is currently being evaluated in the ...
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You're making it up

One of the MS websites I visit lists the top 20 news articles on that day which refer to MS. The usual story is about a new treatment. Today, half of the news articles had included the name Bin Laden in the title. Could terrorism and MS be linked?

The story is a 51 year old, five time married, British grandmother with MS who has married the 27 year old son of Bin Laden.

Must ...
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human endogenous retrovirus

More interesting info...



The human endogenous retrovirus envelope glycoprotein, syncytin-1, regulates neuroinflammation and its receptor expression in multiple sclerosis: a role for endoplasmic reticulum chaperones in astrocytes.

J Immunol. 2007 Jul 15;179(2):1210-24.
Antony JM, Ellestad KK, Hammond R, Imaizumi K, Mallet F, Warren KG, Power C.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada;

Retroviral envelopes are pathogenic glycoproteins which cause neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and endoplasmic reticulum stress responses. The human endogenous retrovirus (HERV-W) ...
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MS Society in Australia TV Show

The following page has downloadable and viewable episodes of a TV show on MS, presented on a public broadcast channel here in Australia. Its a series, so every week they release a new one. I think there may be 12 in total, and about 6 are available now.

A lot of it is about the services offered by the MS Society in Australia. The "presenter" himself has MS, and during the filming of one of ...
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Dilemma

I've been offered a good job with a large organization that has full benefits, yet I am struggling with the decision whether to accept or not. I also have an opportunity to join a small start up company that I find to be a lot of fun (same kind of work, just different environment). This start up may offer benefits in the future, but it is uncertain and not something that is available right now. ...
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Survey on Adjustment to Multiple Sclerosis

Hi,

I'm a Master's student in Health Psychology at the University of Southampton in the UK. I'm researching adjustment to multiple sclerosis. The aim of the study is the development of a new scale '' the Multiple Sclerosis Adjustment Scale (MSAS) '' for assessing the process of adjustment in people with multiple sclerosis. We are trying to understand better how people with multiple sclerosis attempt to adjust to the challenges of their illness. The study ...
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