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Machine that "sees" lesions in gray/white matter

Is there currently a type of machine that can locate lesions in the white and gray matter of MS patients?

I just had an MRI last week and it showed no lesions at all in my brain even though I have had a diagnosis based on symptoms of MS for over 35 years. The neurologist that my doctor called while I was in her office last week told her that if no lesions were showing ...
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Alzheimers may be type 3 diabetes

lyndacarol,

Here is an article describing how insulin may be the cause of the brain damage in Alzheimer's. Maybe it might also relate to MS.


Theory That Alzheimer's Disease Is A Third Form Of Diabetes Supported By Discovery, 29 Sep 2007

Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer's memory loss could be due ...
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Psoriasis disappearing since starting Avonex!!

Ive been on Avonex for 2 months and the Psoriasis (which is also autoimmune) I had on both elbows is going away. The surface area that was affected is 95% gone on my right elbow and 80% healed on the left.

I was wondering if this occurrence has happened to anyone else, or anything similar to this. Ive been amazed by this for the past 6 weeks since I started noticing it getting better as ...
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Sad news

It is with great sadness that I have to advise the readers of this forum that my wife Marg passed away late this afternoon.

After suffering from MS for over 36 years and in the past year from various ailments, she is finally at peace. She was recently admitted to hospital with Pancreatitis but had several other medical problems as well.

Harry
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PBS: Innovation - Stem Cells

I just watched this show on PBS called Innovation which discussed how stem cells are being used to help heal spinal chord injuries and damaged heart tissue following a heart attack. The show is from 2004 so the information might be a little dated but it was great to see the success in these areas. It would be really interesting to see a followup of this show to learn how these patients are doing now ...
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Bristol UK Stem cell trials raise multiple sclerosis hopes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... tem128.xml

Stem cell trials raise multiple sclerosis hopes

By Martin Beckford
Last Updated: 3:52am BST 28/09/2007

Tens of thousands of patients with MS could benefit from the revolutionary treatment if the tests taking place at the Frenchay hospital, near Bristol, are successful.

Patients are injected with stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, not from umbilical cords

The procedure involves patients being injected with stem cells ...
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just got LDN Rx

First time poster here. First, a little background:

37 y/o male, SPMS Dx 11/01. Drugs tried: Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif; none of which seem to work, and all of which made me miserable w/ side effects. Not taking any frontline MS drugs @ present. I've had 6 or 7 courses of IV SoluMedrol over the last several years, each one with less desired effect than the one before. I currently take Adderall XR for fatigue (20mg ...
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Delayed allergic reaction to natalizumab

Title Case report: Delayed allergic reaction to natalizumab

Date Published 27/09/2007

Reporter initials Yuet

Reporter surname Wan

Reporter affiliation Hospital Pharmacist

Source Arch Neurol 2007; 64: 1331-1333
Resource Links Abstract

Abstract This case report alerts clinicians and patients to the fact that as well as immediate, significantly delayed substantial allergic reactions to natalizumab can occur. The AFFIRM (Natalizumab Safety and Efficacy in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis) study had noted that infusion-related hypersensitivity reactions developed in 4% ...
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The etiopathogenesis of autoimmunity

Not recent, but interesting.

Semin Liver Dis. 2005 Aug;25(3):239-50.Click here to read Links
The etiopathogenesis of autoimmunity.
Mackay IR.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. ian.mackay@med.monash.edu.au

Acquisition by mammals of an adaptive immune system was an evolutionary leap, but occurred at the cost of autoimmunity. The necessity for self-recognition was appreciated in 1900, but autoimmune disease did not become a clinical reality until the ...
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