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Endocannabinnoids and neuroprotection

There's quite a lot of general background information here, but the upshot of it all seems to be that the neuroprotective effects are useful in diseases like MS:


Public release date: 14-Oct-2007


Contact: Professor Raphael Mechoulam
mechou@cc.huji.ac.il
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

The endocannabinoids: Functional roles and therapeutic opportunities
Cannabis (marijuana) is the most widely produced plant-based illicit drug worldwide and ...
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Short term cyclophosphamide reduces brain atrophy

I found this one specially interesting because previous studies on autologous stem cell transplants showd a significant increase in brain atrophy. Possible due to the toxic effect of chemo-therapy which would also be relevant for HDC treatment.

--Frank


Short-term exposure to cyclophosphamide is effective in reducing long-term brain atrophy in refractory relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
J. Perumal, F. Bao, Z. Latif, I. Zak, C. Caon, A. Tselis, O. Khan (Detroit, USA)
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Objective:
To investigate the ...


Hi everyone

Hello everyone i'm Michlle.. I just found this forum the other nite. im so glad i did.. i was disgnosed with m.s 3 yr's ago and my medication is avonex.. im just glad ive foung a place where i can talk to other people with the same thing i have. I always seam to talk to people that knows someone with ms but i think it nicer to talk with people that have ms. I ...
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High Dose Cyclophosphamide (Revimmune)

American Autoimmune Related Disease Association article from 1995
http://www.aarda.org/infocus_article.php?ID=11

"Rebooting" - A Promise For Autoimmune Diseases?
Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a new technique in treating autoimmune disease patients which reboots the immune system with results that have cured some patients while dramatically improving the health of others. This is a new approach to the use of stem cells in treating autoimmune disease.

Autoimmunity occurs when the blood ...
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robbie

you ok
shell
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sarah

thank you so much for sending me the info for my doctor. it actually served to purposes. i sent it to my husband at work to copy and he read it. so now he is like 'that lady from england went thru that' 'you're gonna be ok,just wait it out' now my doctor,he is so VERY protective. he put me up to 200mg doxy for 6 weeks then he will add the roxy. IF i ...
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Supplements

October 14, 2007
Herbal supplements used to treat multiple sclerosis

Although not recognized in standard allopathic medicine, the use of herbal supplements can be very useful in treating MS.

Fish oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. In addition to treating inflammation caused by multiple sclerosis, fish oil also may have the ability to assist in myelin repair. It is often recommended by alternative medicine practitioners that people with multiple sclerosis take between 3 and 9 grams ...
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New to site and seeking info

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:45 am Post subject: new - seeking info

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Hello,
I am 39, diagnosed in 2000. I have not taken any drugs, although Rebif was advised. There was not enough data at the time and it was a crap shoot or leap of faith I wasn't prepared to take. I don't know that my choices have been good or not by not having gone on any drugs? Who knows! I ...
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FTY720

New Preclinical Data Suggests FTY720 May Repair or Reduce Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis Through a Direct Effect in the Brain

· Potential beneficial impact on central nervous system in addition to well established action on immune cells

· Recruitment complete for two of three pivotal Phase III trials; recruitment for third study is ongoing and on track

· MS most common neurological disorder in young adults, affecting more than an estimated 2.5 million people ...
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Cigarette Smoking May Accelerate Disability In Those With MS

Cigarette Smoking May Accelerate Disability In Those With MS

Science Daily — Persons with multiple sclerosis who smoke risk increasing the amount of brain tissue shrinkage, a consequence of MS, and the subsequent severity of their disease, new research conducted at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) at the University at Buffalo has shown.

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