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MRI research

As MRI scanners improve, more is learned about the disease. Here is some recent research.

New MRI finding sheds light on multiple sclerosis disease progression 28 August 2007

Using magnetic resonance (MR) images of the brain, researchers have identified a new abnormality related to disease progression and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology.

“Based on these findings, physicians may be able to ...
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optic neuritis

Hello-

I am new to this forum and I have not yet been diagnosed, However I have had three episodes of acute optic neuritis in the last year. Twice in the left ey and now in the right. Each tim I have been treated with 3 days of IV steroids but each time my MRIs have come back normal. other then the ON I have had no other pronounced signs of MS. Has anyone here ...
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Searching for a pharmacy directory for England...

My mother suffers from asthma and as her medication is nearly over, I would like to start buying her medication online but as I never did this before, I tried to search for a pharmacy directory but got a France pharmacy directory instead. I would like to have a pharmacy directory for England with all the features like pharmacy names, address, and telephone numbers please. Can anyone help me with this?? Thanks!!
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Does anyone get extremely dizzy?

Hi,

I was taken off Rebif 2 weeks ago and have felt fine. All of a sudden the dizzyness I felt before going on medication is back. Has this happened to anyone and if so did your Dr do anything?

I'm nervous because my Dr said each relapse requires hospitalization for steroids, but I don't know if this would require steroids. Please share any information with me.

Thanks,

Samantha
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WalkAide

Has anyone tried the new nerve stimulator that helps footdrop, improves circulation, etc.? I saw it in the MSQR magazine. It's with Rx only, so you have to talk to your doctor about it and see if it's right for your situation. I was thinking that it might help me to bend my ankles allowing me to get up and down stairs easier. Right now I walk very stiff-legged and I can't raise my foot ...
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mast cells

Interesting potential...



Mast cells, T cells, and inhibition by luteolin: implications for the pathogenesis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007;601:423-30.
Theoharides TC, Kempuraj D, Iliopoulou BP.
Department of Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and Biochemistry, Immunology Program, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. theoharis.theoharides@tufts.edu

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) mainly mediated by Th1, but ...
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MS Diagnostics

Hi all,

Found this article re: a newly developed technique to test for a number of medical conditions, including MS. It is in the experimental stage, but sounds interesting. Below is the link and article.

TOL

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1377928.html

Brain test could help make earlier diagnoses

A technique developed by a U scientist shows promise in detecting several neurological disorders for which there is no other single test.

By Maura Lerner, ...
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How bacteria can get into the nervous system

Here's an interesting discovery about a possible way for bacteria to enter the CSF, which doesn't require the presence of blood brain barrier leakage:


Bacterial toxins and Multiple Sclerosis.

J Neurol Sci. 2007 Aug 17;

Authors: Gay F

The primary pathogenetic mechanism responsible for the distinctive demyelinating lesions in the Central Nervous System (CNS) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), first described in remarkable detail by Charcot more than 170 years ago, remains one of the most ...
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Futures in Biotech

Here's a link to a bunch of very interesting podcasts / audio files wherein a number of experts are interviewed about their work in biotech, genomics, proteomics, brain science, systems biology, synthetic biology and even multiple sclerosis!


http://www.twit.tv/FIB
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Immune and nervous system cells talk to each other

Signalling between cells is vital for correct functioning, but I didn't realise that the immune system and nervous system talked to each other quite so much:

Trends Immunol. 2007 Aug 3;
Franco R, Pacheco R, Lluis C, Ahern GP, O''connell PJ
Discuss | category: Immunology


Initially, the idea that neurotransmitters could serve as immunomodulators emerged with the discovery that their release and diffusion from nervous tissue could lead to signaling through lymphocyte cell-surface receptors and ...
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