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Remyelination: new research from Karolinska Institute

New research from the Karolinska Institute shows us, once again, that human and mouse brains are not the same. Past assumptions about remyelination have been incorrect. Attempting to understand remyelination in the human brain using a mouse model simply does not work.

But there are things humans can do to remyelinate their own brains---and it's all about using the brain, and plasticity.

Here's the new research, which is calling into question all MS specialists thought ...
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Diagnosed a week ago

Hello there! This is all extremely new to me...I'm 32, and just left Arizona at the end of October to move in with my boyfriend in Iowa City, IA. A few days before our departure in AZ, I felt a tingle in the bottom of my feet that, within a matter of days, prevented me from walking correctly with horrible numbness. I was told it was sciatic pain in the ER (the MRI they did ...
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Surprised by diagnosis, no symptoms, is Tysabri right for me

Hi friends, over the past 3 weeks, after an unexpected MRI result for a different issue showed lesions on C4 and my brain and my spinal fluid was positive, I was diagnosed with MS. I have no symptoms other than GI issues a year ago that were fairly serious and led to a temporary colostomy. But I am not aware of neurological symptoms. I am 48, active, my kids are ages 9-15. My doctor is ...


Tongue shocks hasten healing

A little-known fact: the tongue is directly connected to the brain stem. This anatomical feature is now being harnessed by scientists to improve rehabilitation.

A team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently found that electrically stimulating the tongue can help patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) improve their gait. MS is an incurable disease in which the insulation around the nerves becomes damaged, disrupting the communication between body and brain. One symptom is loss of muscle ...
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Clinical focus in MS: Novel approaches to progressive MS

Clinical focus in MS: Novel approaches to progressive disease

Although the drug development pipeline still contains numerous products intended for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), the consensus among clinicians is that relapses can be effectively squelched in nearly all RRMS patients with the dozen or so currently approved therapies.

Patients now have a choice between injectables and oral drugs, and within the injectable class there is a range of dosing intervals and delivery types ...
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Comparative absorption of curcumin formulations

Using absorption enhanced forms of curcumin makes a difference.

http://www.nutritionj.com/content/pdf/1 ... -13-11.pdf

Background: The potential health benefits of curcumin are limited by its poor solubility, low absorption from the gut, rapid metabolism and rapid systemic elimination. The purpose of this study was the comparative measurement of the increases in levels of curcuminoids (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin) and the metabolite tetrahydrocurcumin after oral administration of three different curcumin formulations in comparison ...
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What's the verdict on coffee?

I was recently diagnosed with acid reflux disease (pile it on!). Coffee really appears to be the biggest inflammatory agent in my gut, although unfortunately beer and spicy foods are some of my favorite things and those are also naughty. There are a lot considerations I'm making regarding my finicky gut and possible ties to MS progression, but that's just a side note.

I get up at 6:30 AM so a cup of coffee is ...
Read more : What's the verdict on coffee? | Views : 544 | Replies : 12 | Forum : General Discussion


PPMS and diet

Hi There,

I would like to ask people suffering from PPMS what diet they are following.

I am following the Swank diet at present and it seems to be OK. I have tried the Wahls and Jelinek diets in the past, neither of which suited me particularly well. The Wahls diet is too restrictive and also expensive, and the almost vegan style of the Jelinek did nothing for my health or mood.

Regards

Tony
Read more : PPMS and diet | Views : 218 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Regimens


impotence

Question for the men, this is definitly an awkward topic but I've recently been have issues with impotence. Just wondering if anyone else has or is experiencing this as a symptom of MS and if anything has helped?
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