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ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis

Someone may have posted this already but I missed it:

ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis

By Paula Moyer, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
September 27, 2005

MedPage Today Action Points (this is aimed at doctors):

Explain to patients who ask that the genes of interest are the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes, which normally help discern ...
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Tysabri Recommended for Reapproval

This is big enough news to post in General Discussion. The advisory committee panel has voted unanimously in favor of re-approving Tysabri. ... le&sid=259
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Mediterranean diet has anti-inflammatory effects

Although this article was not related to MS and the study done was with the elderly, it could have implications for us MSers as we are all aware that inflammation can be a bad thing. In a nut shell, this study proves a Mediterranean diet (consisting of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and grains, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, alcohol and the mono-unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio) can influence inflammation.

Original link: ...
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BioMS SPMS drug

The following is an update from BioMS on their SPMS drug that they have been working on for over 5 years now. It's one of the few drugs for SPMS that anyone has spent much time on.



BioMS Medical's MBP8298 shows five-year delay of disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis

-Results to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology April 4,

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: MS

EDMONTON, March 7 - ...
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Axonal degeneration

A techy article but it mentions neuro-protection.

Dignan, with his Chemistry PhD, has kindly offered to translate the article into layman's terms.

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The plaque and its pathogenesis

This looked a good read but you have to purchase the full article.

Given that most Americans are millionaires it would be a nice gesture to your British cousins (given all we do for you) to purchase the article and tell us what's in it.

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I'm sure someone had asked about prognosis before. This piece of research looks at the prognosis for those with early on-set MS.

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How many of you have been referred to a neuropsychiatrist?

:lol: Following a referral to a neuropsychiatrist, I have now been told to start Lithium. Does anyone know anything about lithium?

Sue !!
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Health Research Associates invites you to participate in a research study to test questionnaires that are designed to assess how patients are affected by MS. The questionnaire packet would be mailed to you on two occasions, 2 weeks apart,
in a self-addressed stamped envelope.

If you choose to participate, you will earn $60 for completing both questionnaire packets.

This study does not involve medication, or a change in your current treatment.

For more information please ...
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vitamin B

I have not been able to find any discussion on ThisISMS with regards to multiple sclerosis and vitamin B (that's B as in Bromley come back). I did find a few references through Google scholar and they seem to be somewhat contradictory. I was wondering if anyone has looked into this, particularly vitamin B12. The articles I found were:
Reynolds EH, 'Multiple sclerosis and vitamin B12 metabolism' J Neuroimmunol 1992 Oct; 40(2-3):225-30.
Kira J, et ...
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