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New cause of demyelination?

This is a very interesting article on what some researchers have discovered in looking at the breakdown of myelin. It supports the thinking by some MS researchers that MS's original cause is not auto-immune and that the immune system is only reacting to the inflammation caused when myelin breaks down.



Breakdown of Myelin Insulation in Brain’s Wiring Implicated in Childhood Developmental Disorders, Addiction

Date: November 14, 2005
Contact: Dan Page ( ...
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So . . . anybody here work from home?


It's been a long time since I last posted, but since I am busy trying to find work at home jobs, I was wondering if anyone else is doing the same? I have found plenty of info on the subject and would be happy to share and discuss it all, if anyone else is curious.

Anyone else looking, or wondering about home based work? It sure comes in handy when MS makes it difficult ...
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I'm sorry for using this place for promoting my website, but I really think you should see this.

Because what do you do when you're down with MS?
You try to make the best out of it.
And then you put all your discoveries and inventions on a site...

Hope to give you ideas!

Greetings, Rufus
(or just copy&paste '' in your adress bar;
click ...
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What's New in the Immunosuppression Pipeline?

Not sure how old this article is but it is interesting

What's New in the Immunosuppression Pipeline?

Ron Shapiro, MD
Minimizing Toxicity, Maximizing Efficacy: The Search Continues
The side effects associated with conventional immunosuppression have driven the search for new agents that minimize toxicities and maximize immunosuppressive efficacy. The studies reported in this session included a variety of agents, many of which remain investigational.

Bioflavonoids, found in the rinds of green citrus fruits, ...
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The attached article may (or may not) be of relevance to MS as its about cell death following a stroke. But one could look at MS as lots of little strokes. And the symptoms are very similar - slurring of speech, paralysis. So many of the brain diseases seem to have common links and findings relating to one are likely to be of benefit to the others (I hope). ...
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Who has the most accurate numbers?

I keep hearing the numbers 300,000 to 500,000 people in the U.S. have MS, and about 2.5 million worldwide, is the estimate. Seems terribly low, and I know others on this board have mentioned under-reporting in those figures.

I also understand that Montel Williams, the host of a national talk show who was diagnosed with MS and went public in 1999, has said something about under-reporing. Indeed, his personal statement on his site says "The ...
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MS YAHOO GROUP! Free to Join

If you have not already, check out multiplesclerosispolls yahoo group. I've been a member for almost a year. The more members that join the better the group!

Here is the link: ... osispolls/
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Shot-Night Numero Uno

(By the way, I'm going to post this kind of stuff in my journal from now on but leave it public, in case any of you wish to read it.)

A nurse came to my house, we filled out a bunch of paperwork, then she showed me how to stick a needle into a mango (usually it’s oranges or apples, she said, but a mango was all I had—we agreed it seemed more like human ...
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Who do you tell?

I recently worked with a woman on a short-term basis. Intelligent, an elder stateswoman in my field, and the sort of person who has the tendency to talk as if you're having a conversation and then not listen as you respond.

At the beginning of our assignment, she was catching a cold and inevitably, by the end, I had picked it up. She gave me her remaining cough drops and condolences, saying something to the ...
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