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The Scientist

My twin brother works for a BioTech firm and he gave me an insert to the journal called The Scientist, it is from the May 2007 issue. I strongly recommend that you get this if you can. It's called Autoimmunity--Diseases, Mecanisms, Therapies. It's packed full of great info. Maybe someone who is more skilled with the computer than I am can PM me and I would be glad to send it to you. If possible ...
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Do you think there are different "strains" of ms?

Hi Everyone,

I was thinking about the great variations in how ms affects and progresses in different people and i was wondering if perhaps there could be different types or strains of ms.

Has anyone ever heard anything like this?
My neuro and gp's favourite answers are "i don't know" ms is a mystery :roll:

I often wonder what it is that makes one persons ms ...
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Johns Hopkins Cancer Update-REALLY GOOD!

Someone sent this to me at work so I don't have a web address. However, found it very, very interesting and helpful especially coming from "Johns Hopkins". Enjoy...

Subject: FW: Johns Hopkins Cancer Update
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:48:05 -0500

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not
show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
billion.When doctors tell cancer patients that there ...
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Tovaxin news release

June 21, 2007 09:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Opexa Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-line Data in Phase I/II Extension Trial with Tovaxin™ for Multiple Sclerosis
Effectiveness Shown in Relapsing Remitting Subjects Across Both Phase I/II Dose Escalation and Extension Trials

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company involved in the development and commercialization of cell therapies, today announced positive top-line data in an open-label Phase I/II extension clinical trial of the investigational T-cell vaccine, ...
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Inflamation and Chronic Diseases

Medical News Today

Inflammation Is At The Origin And Progression Of Diseases Such As Diabetes Or Cancer
21 Jun 2007

Fifteen top international specialists in this field will gather from 25-27 June for a conference entitled, "Inflammation and Chronic Disease", part of the "Barcelona BioMed" conference series organised by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Fundación BBVA. The event will be hosted by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC).

Inflammation and Chronic ...
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Spinal Cord

A company called Geron is getting ready to submit an IND (investingastional, (sp) new drug)in the 4th quarter of '07. This will be the first use of embryonic stem cells in humans. Mice and rats are already walking. How will this effect us? Neurons are being formed and remyelination has occured in animal testing.

To much for me to type, But hope for a cure is getting closer.

If I read correctly, it's not that ...
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Mindfulness of movement as a coping strategy in MS

Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2000 Nov-Dec;22(6):425-31.

Mindfulness of movement as a coping strategy in multiple sclerosis. A pilot study.

Mills N, Allen J.

Clinical Psychologist and Course Tutor, South Wales Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology, South Wales, UK.

This study investigated the effectiveness of a short course of mindfulness of movement to help with symptom management in eight people with multiple sclerosis. Progress was compared to a control group who were asked to continue with their ...
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MS and NO2

Does anyone have info on the possible effect of Nitric Oxide supplements on MS?
Read more : MS and NO2 | Views : 2455 | Replies : 9 | Forum : General Discussion


Deciding on Tysabri

Hello,
I am new to this forum and am glad i found this place. Here is my situatioin. I have MS, dx almost 5 yrs ago. I also have Crohn's disease, 8+ yrs. I have been on Rebif and Betaseron with no luck. Very sick most of the time and continued with relapses. I have not been on anything for about a yr now. My MS doc wants me to try copaxone. the problem is ...
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MS and Cancer

I heard, that occurrence of cancer is much lower at people with ms. But I personally think, it´s nonsense, isn´t it? Can it have some scientific explanation? Is there any paper on this topic? Do not you know?

It would be sufficient satisfaction (for me at least). Over 27% of all death in Czech Republic is of cancer!
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