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Genes / environment interaction

The term genes / environment interaction seems to be the buzz phrase at the moment. Here is another Canadian researcher looking at the issue. Professor Ebers is another Canadian MS researcher looking at genes - his project which is being funded by the UK MS Society should finish at the end of the year. Details in the link provided below this article.

Ian


Scientist outlines genetics, MS link

As a teenager, Dessa Sadovnick screened ...
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IL-23

Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments

By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter


THURSDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A newly discovered gene may help protect carriers against Crohn's disease and colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) that affect an estimated one million Americans, researchers say.

The gene produces a protein that's key to a cellular receptor for interleukin-23 (IL-23), a protein involved in the body's inflammatory processes, explains a report published in the Oct. 27 issue ...
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new job

so i finally got a job in australia, just weeks before i'm due to leave :roll: - a part time one with an agency so i can say yes or no to whichever jobs come up.

the agency is on campus and it's called eco-jobs and mostly it involves going into natural areas (spiders, snakes and all) and weeding out all the invasive plants, some toxic, ...
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Recent research

This is some recently published research that looks at the possible mechanism of what happens when Tysabri is used. Interesting to say the least.

Harry

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Vol. 63 No. 10, October 2006
Arch Neurol. 2006;63:1383-1387.


Altered CD4+/CD8+ T-Cell Ratios in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Natalizumab-Treated Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Background Treatment with natalizumab, a monoclonal antibody against the adhesion molecule very late activation antigen 4, an 41 integrin, was recently associated with the development of progressive ...
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Hi all

Just found this site surfing, looks like a good find. 46 F with RRMS. Doing the Avonex thing. To be honest, I hate giving myself shots (hands are numb & ackward) and I don't know how long I will be able to force myself to keep it up. For awhile there I had the excuse of not being able to afford it but God was kind (?) and that problem not an issue at this ...
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Fatigue drug

MultiCell Establishes Clinical Development Team to Lead UK Phase IIb Human Clinical Trials for MCT-125 for the Treatment of Fatigue in MS Patients

MultiCell Technologies, Inc, a developer of therapeutics for the treatment of degenerative neurological diseases, metabolic and endocrinological disorders, and infectious diseases, has established the clinical development team that will spearhead the next phase of human clinical trials to further evaluate the Company's lead drug candidate MCT-125 for the treatment of the ...
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Fatigue is making me crazy

Hi Folks:

Could someone tell me if my MS fatigue is typical?

I have ppms and my left side slowly stopped working over 6 years. Now I wear a brace and I can walk. Some days I feel pretty good, so I go out. Nothing strenuous mind you, just a drive to a store and some walking, maybe lunch. If I’m still feeling good I might run another errand.

BUT (and here’s the part I ...
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Vegetables are good for your brain

Although not specific to MS, this article is interesting none the less and diet modifications based on these results may prove helpful for MS patients as well as the general population. NHE

Study: Vegetables May Keep Brains Young
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer
October 24, 2006, 1:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- New research on vegetables and aging gives mothers another reason to say "I told you so." It found that eating vegetables appears to ...
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My Ebook about MS is ready!!!

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited that I can now sell my 1st Ebook. :D It is called "My MS Blessing" I had trouble getting it up to purchase, but finally it is ready. It sells for only $5.99. So, if you are intrested, buy, buy, buy! I am in the process of writing more (children's series, funny books, etc. all about MS.) I'm only focusing ...
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