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gene therapy without viruses

Sounds promising for all types of gene therapy, no specific mention of MS.

Gene Therapy without Viruses: A new, highly effective polymer may make gene therapy safer.

Katherine Bourzac - Technology Review - The promise of gene therapy has long been held up by the lack of a safe and effective way to insert the desired therapeutic genes into the right cells. To solve that problem, MIT researchers have developed a new polymer for gene ...
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Sweet sleep...

Dear MS community-

Please advise on how to help my husband, recently dx last March. He has difficulty staying asleep, due to painful spasms at night. The baclofen prescribed isn't effective.

It seems as though there's a vicious cycle going on, related to interrupted sleep cycles, leading to fatigue the next day. He's just plain zonked all the time. Amantadine and ginseng and caffeine get him thru the day, and he falls asleep easily at ...
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The ATL1102 trial is progressing, although it's slightly behind schedule.

ATL1102 Phase IIa Multiple Sclerosis Trial Update

Company press release - Antisense Therapeutics is pleased to provide the following update on its ATL1102 Phase IIa Multiple Sclerosis (MS) clinical trial.

The Company is currently conducting this 80 patient trial to assess the safety and efficacy of ATL1102 in relapsing-remitting MS patients in Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovak Republic and Germany. As previously reported the ...
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ABC News Primetime Medical Mystery Spot

Hello all and we send our best. In the past, I posted about a TV special we were interviewed for that was supposed to initially air in January. The spot is ABC News Primetime Medical Mystery titled - Chronic Lyme Disease as it pertains to ALS and MSi.

Delays, delays and delays and it is already fall. My last update from the producer, as of 9/6/07, is the executive producer is waiting for the proper ...
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Increasing disease activity after treatment stops

Public release date: 12-Sep-2007

Contact: Angela Babb
American Academy of Neurology

Disease activity increases after MS patients stop drug
ST. PAUL, Minn. – People with multiple sclerosis who stop taking the drug natalizumab may experience a rebound increase in disease activity, according to a study published September 12, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology®, the medical journal ...

CoreControl Cooling Glove

Newish cooling glove that uses the hand's natural radiators to cool the bodys inner core. Case study on use with people with MS. ... tudies.pdf

My company in New Zealand is distributing these for athlete use so it was interesting to see this development. Unfortunately the gloves are very expensive $US 1,995. They are working on a consumer model for the future though.
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should we consider this?
Would this work as well as regular antibiotics?
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Mitoxantrone observational study

The side effects can be nasty, but mitoxantrone can also be highly effective...

Mitoxantrone as induction treatment in aggressive relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis: treatment response factors in a 5-year follow-up observational study of 100 consecutive patients.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007 Sep 10
Emmanuelle LP E, Emmanuelle L E, Grégory T G, Marc C M, Jacques C J, Sean M S P, Gilles E G.
CHU Pontchaillou , RENNES, France.

BACKGROUND: Mitoxantrone was approved by ...
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Aspartame not bad for your health

So, Aspartame isn't neurotoxic after all. Be aware that the Burdock Group has close ties with the food industry, and the study was funded by Ajinomoto company inc, which is a Japanese giant producing amino acids, livestock foodstuffs, and dietary substances. I'm not questioning their independence, just advising that you consume this with a pinch of monosodium glutamate:

Public release date: 11-Sep-2007

Contact: Ellen Ternes ...
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shelley's ABX Adventure

eye doctor, eyr specialist, gp. heart specialist, gp, neor #1(dxd) gp
neor#2, gp, neor#3, gp, neor#4, gp, natural pathic doctor, gp, waiting to see neor#5

can not move my legs
can not feel my legs or feet
no use of left arm and -extremely panful
ms 'hug' - extremely painful
upper right are painful
right hand a little numb
head foggy
alot of headavhes
bladder issues
a couple of personal issues

Aug 16-Aug ...
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