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Antivirals for Tonyjegs

Tonyjegs,

Are there some antivirals that are marketed to combat diseases of the brain?

With more info that MS may be caused by a virus, is it possible to use a "generic" antiviral and see if it helps tame this disease or would it be necessary to have a more "targeted" med?

gwa
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Good day for mice

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards Grant to KU Researcher 15 May 2007

Teruna Siahaan, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas, has won a research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Siahaan will use the award to investigate experimental treatments for Multiple Sclerosis involving a promising compound of his own discovery.

"We're thrilled that Dr. Siahaan has joined the movement to a world free of MS," said Kay Julian, president of ...
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Donepezil improved memory in multiple sclerosis in a randomi

Its old, but its a slow news day.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=15534239&dopt=Abstract

Donepezil improved memory in multiple sclerosis in a randomized clinical trial.Krupp LB, Christodoulou C, Melville P, Scherl WF, MacAllister WS, Elkins LE.
Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, HSC T12-020, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8121, USA. lauren.krupp@stonybrook.edu

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of donepezil in treating memory and cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: This single-center ...
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Testosterone May Benefit Men With Multiple Sclerosis

Be careful with testosterone treatments. Read this article...

Testosterone May Benefit Men With Multiple Sclerosis

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone gel may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in men with the disease, a new study suggests.

Only 10 men took part in the research, all had milder forms of MS, and more studies will be needed before doctors determine whether the treatment really works. Still, the researchers ...
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Glucosamine-like supplement looks interesting

I love it when a simple, oral dietary supplement looks like it might be useful in the fight against MS. I found this on 'Eurekalert':


Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu <mailto:tmvasich@uci.edu>
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine <http://www.uci.edu>
Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes
Metabolic therapy shows promise for treating autoimmune diseases, UC Irvine study finds
Irvine, Calif., May 14, 2007 - A glucosamine-like dietary supplement has been found ...
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NMSS summary of the AAN conference

Here is the NMSS' summary of the recent AAN conference.

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Ian
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Low Estrogen in Men Correlates with Disability

Here’s another abstract from the AAN.

Researchers found estradiol (form of estrogen) tended to be low in men with MS and correlated with disability. The researchers question whether men with MS might have a problem converting testosterone to estradiol.

They also found testosterone levels did not correlate with disability in men or women and that testosterone levels were increased in women (contrary to previous studies).

Serum Levels of Estradiol Correlate with Disability in Men with ...
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Vibrogym/power plate/vibrating platforms

Hi folks

Has anyone had any experience of using these?

I had a few sessions and the first was the most effective. Since then the impact has not been the same. :?

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has been using one of these machines for a while......

Thanks

J
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VZV vaccination useful for MS?

Hello,

in the context of possible viral causes/triggers of MS, would you think that it might be usefull for me to get a VZV vaccination?

Though I'm already infected with VZV, the vaccine showed, that it lowers the severety of a new active VZV infection.

Thanks for your suggestions.
--Frank
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Herpes viruses again

Human endogenous retroviruses are ancient fragments of viral DNA which have become part of our own DNA, and have been linked to the development of MS. So have various herpes viruses. This team has discovered that even inactive herpes viruses can activate these ancient genes in white blood cells. Herpes simplex -1, (the cold sore virus), and human herpes virus -6 produce a time-limited response, while the Varicella-zoster virus, (chicken pox/ shingles), produces a sustained ...
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