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environment-gene interaction

This strikes me as very helpful research. Hopefully there will be a lot more studies like it in the near future.



Environment-gene interaction in multiple sclerosis: Human herpesvirus 6 and MHC2TA.

Hum Immunol. 2007 Aug;68(8):685-9. Epub 2007 Jun 21.
Martínez A, Alvarez-Lafuente R, Mas A, Bartolomé M, García-Montojo M, de Las Heras V, de la Concha EG, Arroyo R, Urcelay E.
Clinical Immunology Department, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an ...
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Activia

Just wanted to share some possibly positive info with everyone. First, I do NOT have MS but my daughter does. I DO have three "autoimmune" diseases. (After much reading/research, I do not believe in the autoimmune theory--not important however.)

I started taking Activia after reading about it and the fact that their claims are validated by the FDA. Activia balances the digestive tract where many problems can originate. It balances the good and bad bacteria. ...
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Help with a bladder issue

I need some help. We all know that there can be specific issues with our bladders. However, I have found out that there are (from what I can find) three discreet conditions that you can have with your bladder from MS.

One is OAB (Over Active Bladder) which, in layman's terms, means you have to pee all the time.

Two is flaccid bladder where your bladder over fills and does not generate sufficient contractions to ...
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Stem cells from cloned human embryos-Australia first

Today in Daily Telegraph


500K for stem cell breakthrough comment By Simon Benson

August 07, 2007 12:00am

SYDNEY could become the first city in the world to produce stem cells from cloned human embryos with a $500,000 grant being offered by Premier Morris Iemma to the first scientist to do it.

With laws lifted on the previously illegal practice, the State Government is now looking to actively fund research to make NSW the world centre ...
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Expert Panel Consensus

Sounds very authoritative: "expert panel consensus". However, as is typical with all things MS, the consensus includes the old proviso, "more study required".



The role of optical coherence tomography in multiple sclerosis: Expert panel consensus.

J Neurol Sci. 2007 Jul 26
Sergott RC, Frohman E, Glanzman R, Al-Sabbagh A; on behalf of the OCT in MS Expert Panel.
Thomas Jefferson University, Wills Eye Hospital, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, 840 Walnut Street, Suite 930, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. ...
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May be some disruption for the next few hours

Hi all,

The server is getting some attention and may be sporadically non-cooperative over the next few hours. Should be OK... but let me know if anything comes up that you don't quite appreciate! lol.

best,
-arron
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Disappointing Results for Beta Interferon

Disappointing Results For Beta Interferon, UK
05 Aug 2007

Authors of an article published in this week's edition of The Lancet medical journal claim a recent study has shown that early treatment with beta interferon reduced the risk for progression of disability by 40%.

Dr Lee Dunster, Head of Research and Information at the MS Society, said: "MS is a long term condition and disability prevention is an important consideration when evaluating potential therapies.

"This ...
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Not related but...

I wander if this breaktrough in heart disease and stem cells will be applicable in treating MS degeneration in the future?

http://www.news.com.au/sundaytelegraph/ ... 07,00.html

Milica
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Oh God, help, please!

I am getting married in 7 days, and yesterday I developed a sore throat which today has spread to my lungs. I'm pretty certain it's flu virus.

Everytime I get the flu, I am bed-ridden for days. I am devastated :(

Nothing is open, I don't know where to call. I want to know if I can take antivirals while taking Rebif. I've scoured the net - ...
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Research on a stem cell alternative

Interesting stuff...



Toward An Alternative To Stem Cells For Treating Chronic Brain Diseases

Science Daily — With ethical issues concerning use of discarded embryos and technical problems hindering development of stem cell therapies, scientists in Korea are reporting the first successful use of a drug-like molecule to transform human muscle cells into nerve cells. This advance could lead to new treatments for stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders.

In the study, Injae ...
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