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Hello - New PwMS!

Hi all, thought I'd say hi. Was diagnosed in May this year and have had the go ahead for DMDs so am looking around for info on sites and here I am!

Take care, VX
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The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs, MD, PhD

Though I have already mentioned this book, The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs, M.D., Ph.D., it bears my recommendation again here. His comment on page 70 urges me to work harder to resolve my sinusitis:

"The whole system is like a giant feedback loop. The nervous system controls inflammation and can even initiate inflammation without activation of the immune system. The immune system, in turn, communicates with the nervous system through its own chemical ...
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Why inflammation goes on too long

The article below is a real tongue twister, but it brings together quite a few things which keep cropping up in relation to MS: TNF-alpha, arachidonic acid, (which is part of the glutamate cascade), the Rho proteins and oxidants. It shows how they work together to prevent white blood cells from clearing away dead cells and thus prolong inflammation. We already know that inflammation can be protective in the short term but is a source ...
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Nicotine, but NOT smoking, and health benefits

Over the past decade, new research has taught us more about how nicotine affects the brain and the body. Some of it is good news -- for example, a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease in smokers. Research has pointed to a compound called acetylcholine as the reason. Nicotine is structurally similar to acetylcholine, a naturally-occurring compound that serves as a neurotransmitter. Nicotine binds to nerve receptors and makes nerve cells fire more frequently. In one ...
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Social conflict exacerbates an animal model of MS

Trauma Violence Abuse. 2007 Jul;8(3):314-30.

Social conflict exacerbates an animal model of multiple sclerosis.

Meagher MW, Johnson RR, Vichaya EG, Young EE, Lunt S, Welsh CJ.
Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology.


A growing body of evidence suggests that social conflict is associated with inflammatory disease onset and exacerbations in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and in animal models of MS. This review illustrates how animal research can be used to elucidate the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying ...
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MS T-Shirts

I recently ran across these t-shirts. I'm still undecided as to whether or not they're actually funny...

NHE
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More evidence against calcium

Here's a little bit more evidence pointing at calcium as a real bad guy:

Public release date: 27-Jun-2007


Contact: Emil Venere,
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Researchers have discovered that calcium ions could play a crucial role in multiple sclerosis by activating enzymes that degrade the fatty sheath that insulates ...
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Dog cancer vaccine could help humans

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6722291

I keep saying.."to live a dog's life!!!"
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EU recommends approval for new Rebif

I'm always surprised how long it takes for this kind of approval. Hopefully regulatory agencies around the world will follow suit quickly...of course the increased incidence of flu-like symptoms with the new formula has me a bit concerned...



New Formulation of Rebif(R) Designed to Improve Tolerability and Immunogenicity Profiles

Merck Serono announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has issued a positive opinion recommending ...
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UCSF Trial of Low Dose Naltrexone Still Enrolling

If you know someone in the San Francisco area with MS, let them know!
They don't have to stop any other meds.
http://www.acceleratedcure.org:8080/node/2725

This is the study I and other LDNers raised $25,000 to fund, since no
drug company is likely to get behind an inexpensive genric like LDN.

SammyJo
http://LDNers.org
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