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Vaccine to Reverse the Effects of MS?

Hey all,

Has anyone seen this clip I received from WebMD? It talks about a new vacine called Neuro Vax. Has anyone heard of it or tried it?
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MS Podcasts for the newly diagnosed

The Multiple Sclerosis clinic at the Neuroscience Institute of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle has made several MP3 audio files discussing some basic issues of MS which should be helpful for those who are newly diagnosed as well as other MS patients. The files can be listened to using an MP3 player or any computer software that plays MP3s such as WinAmp, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, etc.

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Thought this was kind of interesting

Benefits of Supplements: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Jan. 7, 2007 — The news is filled with stories about the benefits of vitamins — this one helps prevent prostate cancer, that one helps curtail diabetes. But with 29,000 dietary supplement products on the market, it's hard to keep track of what helps whom — and how much it actually does for you.

Dr. Andrew Weil, an integrated medicine specialist and ...
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Diabetes Reversed by Neuropeptide

An article published last month in the journal Cell appears to signal a shift in the way the scientific research community will have to rethink the "auto-immune" hypothesis regarding diabetes.

This study is remarkable not only because the researchers reversed the effects of diabetes in an animal model, but that they were able to achieve this result by the addition of a neuropeptide -- substance P. It appers that dysfuncional neuro regulation in the pancreas ...
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Five years time

Dear all (especially GWA),

Happy New Year.

Crystal ball stuff from a leading Canadian MS researcher (for those who don't think that there will be better treatments in the future - no need to read on or comment).

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restless leg treatment with levodopa

I have heard a lot speak of restless leg issues. I came across this while looking into levodopa for tremor.
... The patient was treated with 500 mg prednisolone intravenously over 5 days without any clinical effect. However, a single dose of 100 mg levodopa plus benserazide led to a dramatic improvement of the restless legs syndrome. The levodopa treatment was continued and resulted in complete relief.
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Long term steroid use failure

It appears to be well accepted, that steroid use provides initial benefits, but fails in the long term. I am sure I have read how patiets start off beter than the control group, but at the 10 year mark or something their progression catches up to the control group.

Is it documented anywhere exactly what action of the steroids fail in the long term?
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MEG Scanners

Not MS-specific, but the technology sounds impressive.

MEG Scanners Are Mega Powerful

January 4, 2007 - Wired - Magneto-encephalography, or MEG, scanners are proving to be one of the most powerful tools in the hands of scientists using the machines to observe important details about epilepsy, brain tumors, emotions, pain perception and more.

While the technology has existed for decades, improved computing power and hardware have recently increased interest in the scanners. There are an ...
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Axonal degeneration

The plot thickens...

Contrasting Roles for Axonal Degeneration in an Autoimmune versus Viral Model of Multiple Sclerosis: When Can Axonal Injury Be Beneficial?

Am J Pathol. 2007 Jan;170(1):214-26.
Tsunoda I, Tanaka T, Terry EJ, Fujinami RS.
Department of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Room 3R330, Salt Lake City, UT 84132.

Although demyelination is a cardinal feature in multiple sclerosis, axonal injury also occurs. ...
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