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New autoimmune disease list

http://www.aarda.org/research/research_ ... .php?ID=47

In case anyone else is interested in a pretty accurate and complete list of the diseases which are thought to be autoimmune in nature.

Bob
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DXing MS from eye exams

Eye centre detecting MS in early stages 02 January 2007

Doctors in Houston are looking into their patients` eyes to search for early signs of multiple sclerosis.
Using four different and inexpensive eye exams, physicians at the Multiple Sclerosis Eye Centre for Analysis, Research and Education search for abnormalities in the retina and damage to optic nerve fibres. Many doctors agree that, in more than half of patients, the neurological disorder first attacks the eyes, ...
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Varicella Zoster Virus

Can we all now agree that it is 100% certain that viruses play a role in MS? Gets a bit murkier when you try to figure out how many viruses could be involved and exactly how they are involved...requires further study...check back in 15 years...




Increased prevalence of varicella zoster virus DNA in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with multiple sclerosis.

J Med Virol. 2007 Feb;79(2):192-9.
Mancuso R, Delbue S, Borghi E, Pagani E, Calvo MG, ...
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Hope for all

This is the last paragraph of an interview between Medscape and Dr Cohen, an MS expert. The words are those of Dr Cohen. It is a good
read for starting the new year.

It is the second story at the following website: http://www.msnewschannel.com


"Finally, we have great hopes now for reparative therapies, such as therapies using stem cells or other
technologies, which would allow us to repair long-standing damage ...
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Video

A late Christmas present for Harry Z and Lyon. Unlike the other videos you watch, the people in this one keep their clothes on. I can see the two of you now holding hands and drinking beer while playing these clips again and again. At least it will keep the two of you off this site for a few hours. I have received a number of complaints from users with MS asking why some sad ...
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Kids with MS

Two articles about kids with MS. As grim as this is, the positive is that it might be easier to identify triggers for the disease in children. The programme for the UK MS Society's research conference in June 2007 is attached and includes a presentation by Associate Professor Brenda Banwell from Toronto on "Environmental and Immunological aspects of paediatric MS - a window into the earliest events in MS pathogenesis".

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/document.rm?id=2009 ...
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ABC Primetime-Medical Mysteries show

ABC Primetime-Medical Mysteries will air an episode about the possible MS/Lyme connection on Jan 10th at 10p.m. EST.

This was posted on CPn Help by a man who has been treated for his MS very successfully with antibiotics and who happens to share doctors with my husband.

Could be interesting viewing.
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wikipirates

hey someone is cleaning up after me on wikipedia. and by cleaning up i mean completely deleting. particularly where i point out things like: that such and such company's trial pharmaceutical product is actually just something that raises serum uric acid which you can do by eating certain foods. howdya like them apples.
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T cell research

T For Two: Scientists Show How Immune System Chooses Best Way To Fight Infection 27 December 2006

A new study has suggested a novel way of combating diseases related to the immune system, including cancer and autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and arthritis. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, appears online in the journal Nature.

T cells are produced by the body to fight infection. Scientists previously identified two types of ...
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Yearly follow-up exam

Hello,

I have a question that has probably already been answered somewhere on this website. I recently went to the doctor for a yearly follow-up exam and MRI that did not turn out as well as I would have hoped. I can't stop thinking about it. I am currently taking one of the approved crab drugs. My question is how can a study be done stating that any drug can delay progression of RRMS when ...
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