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Brain's response to injury better understood

This is research that will take a while to trickle down to therapies to help PwMS, but it seems like an important advance.



How the Brain Responds to Injury or Disease Described by University of Virginia Researchers

August 1 - AScribe Newswire - When the brain is threatened - from trauma or stroke or from diseases like AIDS, multiple sclerosis or cancer - the body's protective immune system is usually activated to try and repair ...
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Faster Genetic Sequencing

Anything that speeds up decoding DNA is good news...



DNA Machine May Advance Genetic Sequencing for Patients

August 1, 2005 - NY Times - A new kind of machine for decoding DNA may help bring costs so low that it would be feasible to decode an individual's DNA for medical reasons. The machine, developed by 454 Life Sciences of Branford, Conn., was used to resequence the genome of a small bacterium in four hours, its ...
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Sativex

Hi,

HarryZ, in a recent post regarding spasticity, mentioned that his wife was finding some relief from Sativex, a newly introduced product, in Canada. I thought it might be appropiate to put the subject to a new thread.

It would be good to hear more about this treatment from our Canadian friends. Presumably it can be prescribed only to people residing in Canada or can it be exported? How does the treatment rate given the ...
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Is this spasticity?

Having a hard time finding a truly enlightening definition, so here's what I've been experiencing.

Painful sensations in thigh. Tend to move around. Sometimes feels like knee is swollen (bad knee to begin with). Weird sensation on sole of foot. At its worst, weird sensation also felt around elbow of arm on the same side. Tends to be worse during sleep, presumably from lying on affected areas. Muscular tightness in thigh relieved somewhat by stretching ...
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Spouses that ALSO have MS

Last week, we started a very interesting thread in the Inroductions section regarding how often we should expect to see MS occur in BOTH a husband and a wife (or significant other). VladFT did an excellent
analysis of the statistics and came up with the expected number of such situations in the USA.

His conclusion:

"The total number of marriages with both partners having MS MUST be less then 114"

The entire thread, and his ...
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ACTRIMS / ECTRIMS

Dear all,

The annual ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS get together is taking place in Greece in late September. For those interested I attach a link which sets out the programme. Neuro-protection is being discussed - which is good. As usual the same old companies are sponsoring the event. I particular like the tours that are offered.

http://www.akm.ch/ectrims2005/

Bromley
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Myelin development protein identified

Maybe myelin isn't the only thing going wrong in MS, but a better understanding of its development should still be important for MS researchers.



NUS scientists discover protein

July 27, 2005 -- Today -- Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a novel protein that can provide fundamental clues to better understanding of neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis.

The team of scientists from the Department of Anatomy at the ...
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MS and Celiac disease! These seem to be similiar!

Check this link out. Very interesting! Let me know what everyone thinks!

Mulcher 8O

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/c ... /108/2/e21
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Free MS Yahoo Group, Check it out!

Check out the free ms group called Multiplesclerosispolls. Great USEFUL links, discussions and interesting polls. Here is the link to it:

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

Mulcher 8O
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Nanoparticles that activate brain stem cells

Not an MS-specific article, but very cool stuff...



Using Nanoparticles, In Vivo Gene Therapy Activates Brain Stem Cells
Technique may allow scientists to repair brain cells damaged by disease, trauma or stroke


July 25, 2005 -- Using customized nanoparticles that they developed, University at Buffalo scientists have for the first time delivered genes into the brains of living mice with an efficiency that is similar to, or better than, viral vectors and with no observable ...
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