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Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered

Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered
Could lead to treatments for neurological damage from injuries, disease

Posted 1/17/08

THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified the gene responsible for creating the brain's thinking center, in a finding that could one day help people with brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.

The gene, called Lhx2, tells stem cells in the developing brain to form the cerebral cortex, which controls functions such as language, decision-making and ...
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Acrylamide is neurotoxic, found in baked/fried food

I came across this because there is actually a section on how to avoid it, in the user manual to my oven. It gives scientific validity to the raw foods movement, as its found commonly in baked and fried foods. They appear to have only discovered it in 2002.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylamide

http://www.inchem.org/documents/hsg/hsg/hsg045.htm
Acrylamide is neurotoxic in a number of animal species. Central nervous system effects predominate in acute poisoning, whereas peripheral neuropathy occurs with repeated ...
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PI-2301

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FTY720

Saw this in an article on Novartis today:

Novartis also stated that FTY720, an oral therapy currently being investigated in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, or MS, is on track for regulatory submissions at the end of 2009.
Read more : FTY720 | Views : 2890 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


So I'm thinking

I don't want to go on Rebif and I would rather use copaxone. I know I need to consult my doctor and I plan on doing so this coming week. A big plus for me is the seemingly non-existent side effects associated with copaxone. The most common side effects(swelling at the site etc) are also associated with rebif and it lacks the increased fatigue associated with interferons. Also, although I am no doctor I feel ...
Read more : So I'm thinking | Views : 1768 | Replies : 9 | Forum : General Discussion


Morgellons

OK,

This is a total side note to MS. ACheerleader wrote some stuff about thinking her husband may have this (AC, forgive me if it wasn't you, but it was someone on here). At any rate, it looks like it is getting the attention of the CDC now.

http://www.local6.com/health/15078270/detail.html

I don't know how to make the link work in terms of just clicking it, but there's the address of ...
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Extension study

Got the paperwork yesterday detailing the goodies about the extension study--which begins for me on May 1.

Here's what I've learned so far:

As promised, all guinea pigs get the real gunk. Yippee!

However, Opexa has decided (as of just a few days ago) that they aren't going to disclose until the end of the trial which formula we were on for Part One. I'm not sure what to make of that one. On the ...
Read more : Extension study | Views : 7504 | Replies : 39 | Forum : Tcelna (Tovaxin)


First cloned human embryo created

A great breakthrough though they were not yet able to yield human embryonic stem cells from the cloned embryo.

Link to new scientist

--Frank
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MRI

More powerful MRI scanners should provide better information on what is happening in our CNS and to monitor the effects of treatments.

At the end of March, Professor Miller, UK MS / MRI expert is giving a presentation on MRI and MS.

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/convention/ ... iller.html


The following article reports on the benefits of the newer / more powerful MRI scanners.


Stronger MRI's Speed Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis 18 January 2008 ...
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surface skin numbness

I noticed about a year ago the surface skin on the outer portion of both my lower thighs went numb after a shot. Two shots actually, one each thigh. I figure I hit a nerve or something. Maybe was a little too low on the leg. Anyone else have this happen? I didn't get to alarmed over it and the feeling is slowly coming back. Been a Ribif junkie for about 3 years now. Lovin ...
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