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Potential New Virus Identified in MS

Potential Animal (Zoonotic) Virus Identified in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy

NEEDHAM, Mass., May 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Recent independent scientific research funded by the National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. (NCF) of Needham, MA provided preliminary confirmation of a new virus identified in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Foundation's medical research dovetails with that completed to date by Cryptic Afflictions, LLC (1), a private company.

Dr. Steven J. Robbins, virologist and ...
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Potassium channels

Potassium channels keep popping up as an area to watch lately...



Potassium channels K(v)1.3 and K(v)1.5 are expressed on blood-derived dendritic cells in the central nervous system.

Ann Neurol. 2006 May 25;
Mullen KM, Rozycka M, Rus H, Hu L, Cudrici C, Zafranskaia E, Pennington MW, Johns DC, Judge SI, Calabresi PA.
Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

OBJECTIVE: Potassium (K(+)) channels on immune cells have gained attention recently as promising targets of ...
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Axonal injury

The researchers have been busy this month. Another paper on what might cause axonal injury. Again, probably good news in that it might be another target for future treatment.

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... xonal.html
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Emerging therapeutic targets

Another paper suggesting that this complex disease is starting to be better understood.

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... erape.html
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Neuro-protection

Looks like some progress is being made. The author is from the Institute of Neurology and highly regarded in this field.

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... and_c.html
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Bladder dysfunction - any suggestions for improving?

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for improving bladder dysfunction in MS? I've done a search in the forums but have only found passing references. I know it's not really something anyone likes to talk about, but it's certainly a problem for me, so I guess others are dealing with it too.

I am 34 and have been doing intermittent self-catherisation for about 18months and take 2.5mg of Ditropan twice ...
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Multiple Sclerosis Polls FREE Yahoo group

There is a great group of people with over 400 members, all with MS. :D

Great polls, the best links, symptoms database which lists member symptoms.

For people with MS only.

Here is the link:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mu ... osispolls/
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Treatment trends

Has it really taken them 50 years to come up with this!


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Harry Z - seminar on 28 May

Harry Z,

The MS Society of Canada has held a series of MS seminars across Canada. One is in London Ontario (not to be confused with London, the centre of the Universe, where I live). Harry Z lives in London and promised to attend and report back.

If you can pull yourself away from counting all the money you have made from investing in the MS drugs companies, please attend Harry. Arron said he would ...
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