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MS trials

There must be more MS trials on-going than there are sufferers. Here is a list for all of you in the US. Annoyingly, many are trials of the CRAB treatments - which we all know have limited efficacy. It doesn't matter how many trials they hold on these drugs - the performance will remain moderate at best. I suppose the manufacturers are using their financial muscle to entice more users.

The only new-comers I can ...
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MS Presentation

Dear all,

The main purpose of this site is to educate and inform those with this disease. There are so many questions as this is a complex disease.

Attached is a video presentation given by Dr Gavin Giovannoni - he is a recipient of one of the large NMSS grants announced in August. I was also referred to him for a second opinion and was impressed by him. He specialises in MS. The presntation lasts ...
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Four categories

The following article appeared On the Boston Cure Project website today. Based on MRIs, it categorises those with MS into four groups:

- low inflammation / high atrophy
- low inflammation / low atrophy
- high inflammation / high atrophy
- high inflammation / low atrophy

As most of you know 'atrophy' (brain tissue loss) - scares the pants of me. If there is a God - please let me be in the low inflammation ...
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More research progress

They don't seem to have any problem coming up with promising new targets for MS treatments...

Blocking macrophage migration inhibitory factor molecule might prevent the progression of multiple sclerosis

Medical Study News - 19-Oct-2005 - A new study suggests that a substance made by immune cells plays a key role in the progression of a disease in animals that closely mimics multiple sclerosis (MS). The findings further suggest that blocking the molecule, known as macrophage ...
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Dear all,

Another piece of research and another finding which may result in better treatments (don't they all say this?). Unfortunately the experiments were done on mice.

Bromley ... d=14100210
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Nice story

A nice MS story - for a change

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How squid will cure MS

OK, maybe not CURE MS, but deciphering their genome might help a bit...

Scientists get on squid's nerves

18 Oct 2005 - The next time you bite into a tasty order of fried calamari, consider this: scientists are interested in the calamari squid not for dinner, but for all it is teaching them about nerve cells and the neurological conditions that result when nerve cells malfunction.

That's why scientists at the Marine Biology Lab (MBL) ...
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Bee stings

Bees stings for MS don't work ... d_cro.html


PS I've heard that bite of the King Cobra stops MS in its tracks.
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magnitization transfer histograms

I haven't a clue what this research actually found, but I'm glad to see that it kept ten reseachers employed (which is the whole point of MS). ... histo.html

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Bone marrow transplantation

I wish I was a mouse - the researchers have managed to cure EAE in mice using bone marrow transplantation. Think of all the savings the mice in the world could make by not wasting all their money on the CRAB drugs now there is a cure.

However, given that EAE is a piss poor imitation of MS, I don't think these researchers will be finding anything for our condition. ...
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