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Why autoimmune?

Hi all.

I have the feeling that I am missing something fundamental. Why is MS autoimmune? What is the evidence?

I disagree with this dogma, but I have been looking for studies in PubMed proving this hypothesis. But it is always considered as a fact without citation. What I have found so far is that SOMETIMES there are lymphocytes, either B or T, at the site of the lesion. How can this be enough?

Let ...
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Overlap of Multiple sclerosis and lyme disease

Interesting lecture about the overlap in multiple sclerosis and borrelia by Steven Phillips, M.D.:

http://www.ctlymedisease.org/video/phillips.wmv

also many other interesting presentations regarding this by other researchers and doctors:

http://www.ctlymedisease.org/videoclips.htm
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Food Sensitivity

Gotta love my wife for finding this one...

http://www.chetday.com/msandfood.html

Wow 8O
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homeopathy

hi,
I just wanted to ask if anyone has already tried homeopathy along with tysabri and if there were some reactions / results / feelings /whatever?
I'm on my 7th shot and I had quite a bad last month, difficulty walking and some urinary problems but it might be the winter season or something since it wasn't so bad before. however, my neuro says my last MRI which I did 1 month ago are excellent ...
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CCVI / CPn

I am opening this thread to discuss possible connections between the material on the CCVI thread in the general discussion forum and CPn.

Rather than quote all the material for that 16 page forum thread, I'll assume readers have read the discussion over there, found here
http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-6488.html

Briefly:
1. Zamboni did blinded research on large numbers of patients in three studies that shows venous abnormalities in 100% of MS ...
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Doxy plus interferon

Here's a BBC story on how doxycycline improved outcomes when, used alongside interferon in patients how had been poor responders to the interferon alone

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7136088.stm

Notice no body said word one about resistance .......... :wink:
The researchers believe that doxycycline, a member of the tetracycline family of antibiotics, may block an enzyme which destroys nerve cells, thus protecting the brain and ...
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MBP8298 no use for RRMS

Dirucotide (MBP8298) Phase II Study fails to meet primary endpoints in Multiple Sclerosis patients 30 January 2009

BioMS Medical Corp. announced that the MINDSET-01 study, an exploratory phase II clinical trial evaluating dirucotide in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple Sclerosis or MS failed to meet primary endpoints, annualized relapse rate or associated secondary MRI endpoints.

Further, the company said Dirucotide did meet mean change from baseline in the Expanded Disability Status Scale and the Multiple ...
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Promising stem cells trial results (in humans)

I posted this in the stem cell section, but thought it would be of general interest.

Ian


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7858559.stm
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A model of neurodegeneration

This research could be very important for us if the model of neurodegeneration / axonal degeneration that they have developed applies to MS.


New Pathway is a Common Thread in Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases

January 29, 2009 - How are neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's initiated, and why is age the major risk factor? A recent study of a protein called MOCA (Modifier of Cell Adhesion), carried out at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, provides ...
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