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Infection as cause research

Cincinnati team focuses on infection as MS cause

BY PEGGY O'FARRELL | POFARRELL@ENQUIRER.COM


Research under way at the University of Cincinnati could one day help short-circuit the most disabling forms of multiple sclerosis.

Istvan Pirko, a neurologist and researcher in UC's Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis, is leading a team of researchers studying the role certain cells in the body's immune system play in the development of multiple sclerosis.

In ...
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What will U do when the cure is found?[Frivolous topic!]

Ok, I need cheering up today.
:lol:
What will you do when they find THE cure for MS?

I think I will streak down my road, lipoatrophy and all, singing Nina Simone "Feelin' good".
Wot about u?

Oh and I might be drinking from a bottle of champagne in between the chorus!

:lol: ...
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Daclizumab trial results

I guess this is pretty good news. It looks like the higher dose met its primary end point (lesions), and the lower dose did not. This was a trial of daclizumab with an interferon. They plan to conduct another phase 2 trial of daclizumab as monotherapy now. I was hoping that after this trial, they would be moving on to phase 3, but there is no mention of phase 3, possibly because they are still ...
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Stem cell understanding advances.

I posted this on the General Discussion board, but suppose it should be here:
This must be the most encouraging news about stem cells I've read in a long time...

Public release date: 11-Mar-2007


Contact: Nancy Beddingfield
nbeddingfield@burnham.org
858-646-3146
Burnham Institute
Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease
Stem cell ...
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Stem cell understanding advances.

This must be the most encouraging news about stem cells I've read in a long time...

Public release date: 11-Mar-2007


Contact: Nancy Beddingfield
nbeddingfield@burnham.org
858-646-3146
Burnham Institute
Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease
Stem cell study, including the first successful use of human embryonic stem cells in a degenerative ...
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Your views on commencing abc's

Hi Everyone,

Sorry about bombarding you all with questions but you all seem to know what's going on with things.

On Friday i will be seeing the neuro to get my lp results and i'm assuming he will discuss with me my options.

If i have ms (which is the most likely scenario) i would like to consider one of the abc drugs in the hope of slowing down the progression of this nightmare disease. ...
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FOXP3

New Molecular Path To Fight Autoimmune Diseases Discovered By Penn Researchers

Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis News
Article Date: 10 Mar 2007 - 10:00 PST


Multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and arthritis are among a variety of autoimmune diseases that are aggravated when one type of white blood cell, called the immune regulatory cell, malfunctions. In humans, one cause of this malfunction is when a mutation in the FOXP3 gene disables the immune cells' ability to function. In ...
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T1 Black holes more relevant than T2

I think this just confirms current understanding:

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Dom.
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Better knowledge of EAE

EAE might not be the best model of MS, but better understanding of it could be a good thing:

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Dom.
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Things that doctors say to patients

Hi Everyone,

I have just got a few questions on my mind that i would rather ask here and not my neuro.

A week ago when i had to go into hospital for iv steroids, lp and vep i spoke to the head neuro there as he hadn't met me before.
He spoke of ms as a disease that you may or may not go on to develop after a CIS or even if you ...
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