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Stem cell story

This should go in the stem cell section but I like stories like this.

Note: this is not one of the 'injection of fetal stem cells in Holland story' but a bona fide therapy being trialled in Canada.


Woman with MS shows remarkable progress in stem cell trial 16 March 2006

A Kanata woman has surpassed all expectations after risking her life to take part in a medical experiment for multiple sclerosis.

In 1996 ...
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The transcript of today's NMSS webcast from the NMSS. Today is on genes.

Read through to the end as the final bit is very upbeat. ... script.pdf

Another project on genetics / environment and disease was highlighted on the BBC website.

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An Eye opener for Trial drugs

Six men in intensive care after drug trial
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:41 PM GMT
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By Peter Griffiths

LONDON (Reuters) - Six men were seriously ill in a London hospital on Tuesday after taking a new drug during a clinical trial, health officials said.

The volunteers fell ill after taking a drug being developed to treat chronic inflammatory conditions and leukaemia, a medicines watchdog said in a statement. ...
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May help in the future - but spare a thought for those poor hamsters.
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MS and kids website

The latest webcast from the NMSS MS Awareness week.

This disease is vile at the best of times but the thought of kids getting it turns my stomach. If there was ever an incentive for the researchers to end this curse this is it. ... script.pdf
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Relapses and neuro-degeneration

More research suggesting that relapses play a limited role in disability progression. And calls for neuro-protection and repair. ... on_of.html
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mri question

hi :)

so i was just diagnosed 6 weeks ago. in the last week, my lhermitte's sign went away. so i'm curious - will the lesion that caused the lhermitte's still show up on the mri, or do lesions go back to looking like healthy tissue between attacks?
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Dr Calabresi webcast

The NMSS has a webcast today (as part of MS week) featuring Dr Calabresi - 'Repair of MS damage and Protection of the Nervous System'.

Attached is the transcript.

Not too much new stuff but it looks like they are looking at existing drugs which should speed up the work.

Ian ... script.pdf
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IV steroids and immunosuppression

I had a round of IV steroids in December 2005. The steroids didn't really help but they appear to have left me with some big problems. Apparently, they suppressed my immune system to a point that my digestive tract has been overrun by an infection that it can't seem to fight off. For weeks I have suffered symptoms like severe pain and bloating every time I tried to eat. The pain at times was so ...
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Wondering if this is true

I was just on another site and a poster claimed that Rebif was implicated in a death from PML in 2005. Anyone know anything about this? Seems strange that this could have been kept quiet so I'm a little suspicious. No one on the other site has responded so I don't think it could have been reported in any widely read media. I checked around and couldn't find anything. Definitely got my attention since I'll ...
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