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MSRV GNbAC1 from GeNeuro

From their newsletter: (This is about therapy for MSRV or MS retrovirus.)

GNbAC1 has successfully completed Phase I in healthy volunteers showing that GNbAC1 is very well tolerated. GNbAC1 has also successfully completed Phase IIa last year, demonstrating an optimal safety profile and encouraging signs of efficacy on a first mall cohort of MS patients.

Information about the clinical trials are posted on http://www.clinicaltrials.gov,
identifiers NCT01639300 & NCT01699555.

A ...
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Scientists identify drug that could block MS

I saw this today and it really does seem like positive progress - whether in time for us, I am not sure

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/ ... hU.twitter

We can but hope! :-D

J
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Cerebral circulation time in MS is double that of normals

New, blinded research shows cerebral circulation in pwMS takes twice as long as in normals, and this slowed blood flow does not correlate with EDSS or disability, or lesions and inflammation.

full paper in pdf form
http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObj ... tation=PDF

The present study reported a significant CCT (cerebral circulation time) increase in MS patients compared to control subjects, indicating a consistent condition of cerebral hypoperfusion. Increase of CCT, and the ...
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Any thoughts...

Hi all,
Has anyone have any thoughts on the following...

I have been diagnosed 15 years, tried all sorts of things and consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable on many subjects related to MS. My most problematic symptom is gait/leg mobility, I can walk, slowly, for about 1/2 mile before things get too much of an effort and my legs stiffen so much that I need to stop - muscle fatigue plays a big part ...
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New treatment for MS fatigue suggested

The Multiple Sclerosis Journal has published the results of a study by researchers from Israel who measured the effect of vitamin D analogue, Alfacalcidol, on MS-related fatigue.<br><br>

Fatigue is one of the most common and disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis, occurring in up to 90 per cent of people with MS.... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/mssymptomsresearch
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Research breathes new life into MS viral theory

Research breathes new life into theory supporting possible viral etiology of multiple sclerosis

Several clusters of multiple sclerosis cases have been identified around the world, some of which have occurred in association with exposure to infectious agents, while others have suggested an influence of environmental toxins, such as heavy metals.

Although MS is likely a result of multifactorial influences, there is some evidence that viruses play a role in the disease. For example, in the ...
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Scientists update recommendations on MS research

Several renowned scientists working on multiple sclerosis (MS) recently joined forces to discuss and highlight the progress and knowledge gaps related to MS research, the prospects of finding a cure for the disease, and a strategy to reduce the burden the disease places on patients.

A series of articles was published by the researchers in the February issue of the Lancet Neurology journal and stress the need for better diagnosis and MS treatments.

Authors from ...
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Spinal cord and retinal measures independently relate to MS

Spinal cord and retinal measures independently relate to MS disability

New research found statistically significant correlations between MRI measures of the spinal cord, optical coherence tomography measures of the retina, and clinical disability.

Two common categories of multiple sclerosis symptoms, visual and sensorimotor, are associated with lesions in the spinal cord (SC) and optic nerve. The symptoms also co-occur frequently in specific classes of demyelinating diseases such as neuromyelitis optica. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University ...
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Pathological progression of MS documented for the first time

In a paper published in the journal Lancet Neurology, an international team of researchers from Edinburgh, Cleveland and Vienna, under the leadership of Hans Lassmann, Head of the Department of Neuroimmunology at the MedUni Vienna, has for the first time documented the pathological progress of multiple sclerosis from its early to late stage and also shown that inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes have a role to play..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/msetiology
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increasing blood flow to the brain, WITHOUT surgery

Some say CCSVI works. Others not. Many who have the surgery seem to have some initial benefit which only last a few years. Others don't have any benefit. And of course, some have long lasting positive results.

In any case, I think that most will agree that increasing blood flow to the brain is probably a good thing (whether you are sick with MS or not). I personally would not choose the surgery option unless ...
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