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Stem Cells Regenerate Damaged Nerves

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Stem cells nurture damaged spine: study
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:21 AM ET

BOSTON (Reuters) - Human embryonic stem cells can help regenerate damaged nerves in rats, producing compounds that
nurture nerve cells and stimulate the growth of new ones, Geron Corp. said on Wednesday.

The company's stock rose on the news, published in the journal Stem Cells and Development.

Geron had earlier reported ...
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Gait disorders

Not quite sure what is being trialled!

Victhom Human Bionics announces the start of patient enrolment for its Neurostep(TM) clinical trial

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. announces today that it received approval from the Ethics Review Board of the rehabilitation center where its clinical trial on gait disorders will be held. The Company received its Investigational Testing Authorization in December 2006 from Health Canada. The Neurostep(TM) is designed to treat, through neuromodulation, gait disorders (e.g., ...
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Parasites - one for Lyon

Parasitic infection is found to benefit MS patients

Patients with multiple sclerosis who also happen to have an intestinal parasite appear to have significantly fewer relapses and better outcomes than other MS patients, a new study found.

The finding suggests that when the body's immune system is occupied with an external threat, it might be less likely to misfire, which happens in conditions known as autoimmune disorders. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that ...
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Provigil - Things you learn when without

The Curascript folks are late again. Last time it was with the Copaxone and this time with Provigil. We've been 3 days now without Provigial and it has clearly started to impact walking, balance and (logically) energy.

This morning we got a few samples from our neuro and .... Wham! Everything is back. Clearly it's not a cure, but it does help get through from day to day and somehow it's helping with balance.

Wondering ...
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Questions from a newly diagnosed person....

At the beginning of Nov '06, I woke up one day with numbness in my legs, they worked fine, they were just numb. I thought I had possibly slept wrong etc.... But after a few days I mentioned it to my husband and he insisted I see my doctor. After meeting with my doctor, and having her consult a neurologist it was decided that blood work and an MRI would be done ASAP. When I ...
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VERY interesting diagnosis!

BACKGROUND: My daughter's very first symptom (severe itching in her arm) occurred almost immediately after receiving a Hep. B vaccine (which was not given correctly which caused great concern for her doctor. She had the vaccine at the health department.) During my early research, I joined a Hep. B vaccine reaction website. Did it so long ago actually forgot I did!

JUMP FORWARD: A few weeks ago, a lady in her 50s contacted me via ...
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Stem cells in bone marrow

Monday, January 15, 2007

Study might help with cancer
UK researcher's work relates to stem cells

By Laura Ungar
lungar@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

A University of Kentucky researcher has found and mapped a gene that helps determine the number of adult stem cells in bone marrow — a discovery that promises to help cancer patients in the future.

The research, which has been done only in mice, was published in an ...
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Genetically modified hens

I think I've heard everything now..

Altered Hens Lay Eggs With Immune-Boosting Proteins (Update1)

By Demian McLean

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Genetically modified hens can make eggs containing a protein that's key to human immune systems, raising the possibility of lower-cost drugs to treat multiple sclerosis and cancer, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

While biologists have used egg whites for at least three decades to create vaccines, ...
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BBIC

There was menion of BBIC, I think on this site, about a month ago. Here is a relevant article:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medical ... &nfid=crss

My query is whether there is some soy-based product we can take in the short-term that might provide the necessary BBIC? Anyone know?

Phil.
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joint pain and MS

i recently developed joint pain (ankles, wrists, fingers, toes). it is affecting my mobility and functioning. my doctor said that joint pain goes along with MS, but i have never read anything about it being a common symptom of MS. i'm curious if anyone else has experienced this? i was told it is nerve pain caused by the ms. i'm taking anti-inflamatories which are not helping at all, and recently began taking meds for nerve ...
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