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IVIG

Positive results for IVIG in progressive MS. Not fantastic results, but given the current lack of treatment options, I suppose it's still significant.



Intravenous immunoglobulin in primary and secondary chronic progressive multiple sclerosis: a randomized placebo controlled multicentre study.

Mult Scler. 2007 Jul 10;
Pohlau D, Przuntek H, Sailer M, Bethke F, Koehler J, Konig N, Heesen C, Spath P, Andresen I.
Department of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Kamillus-Klinik Asbach.

In patients with relapsing-remitting multiple ...
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Bone marrow transplant case study

Very interesting, keeping in mind this is about a single case.



Failure of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation to arrest disease activity in multiple sclerosis.

Mult Scler. 2007 Jul 10;
Jeffery DR.
Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which activated T-cells initiate a macrophage mediated destruction of CNS myelin. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is currently being evaluated in the ...
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Tovaxin and fatigue

Ok so my issue with MS is fatigue. I slept today for 4 hours. I take a vitamin that helps with it but even with all the other limitations, I want the fatigue gone.

One thing I've got the impression of is MS fatigue is gone with Tovaxin. Does it eliminate fatigue? They even had an animation on their site saying that. How is everyone doing with the fatigue? Heck with doing somersaults. Is anyone ...
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Stem Cell Control

An interesting finding...

TOL


McMaster claims stem-cell breakthrough


Discovery important to cancer research, repairing damaged organs
Jul 11, 2007 01:15 PM
Joseph Hall
Staff Reporter

A landmark discovery by researchers at McMaster University could radically alter the way scientists can use embryonic stem cells to grow replacement tissues and treat cancer.

In a surprise revelation, a McMaster study found that human embryonic stem cells – “the great grandmothers” of all the other cells in our ...
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You're making it up

One of the MS websites I visit lists the top 20 news articles on that day which refer to MS. The usual story is about a new treatment. Today, half of the news articles had included the name Bin Laden in the title. Could terrorism and MS be linked?

The story is a 51 year old, five time married, British grandmother with MS who has married the 27 year old son of Bin Laden.

Must ...
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human endogenous retrovirus

More interesting info...



The human endogenous retrovirus envelope glycoprotein, syncytin-1, regulates neuroinflammation and its receptor expression in multiple sclerosis: a role for endoplasmic reticulum chaperones in astrocytes.

J Immunol. 2007 Jul 15;179(2):1210-24.
Antony JM, Ellestad KK, Hammond R, Imaizumi K, Mallet F, Warren KG, Power C.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada;

Retroviral envelopes are pathogenic glycoproteins which cause neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and endoplasmic reticulum stress responses. The human endogenous retrovirus (HERV-W) ...
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MS Society in Australia TV Show

The following page has downloadable and viewable episodes of a TV show on MS, presented on a public broadcast channel here in Australia. Its a series, so every week they release a new one. I think there may be 12 in total, and about 6 are available now.

A lot of it is about the services offered by the MS Society in Australia. The "presenter" himself has MS, and during the filming of one of ...
Read more : MS Society in Australia TV Show | Views : 1145 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion


Dilemma

I've been offered a good job with a large organization that has full benefits, yet I am struggling with the decision whether to accept or not. I also have an opportunity to join a small start up company that I find to be a lot of fun (same kind of work, just different environment). This start up may offer benefits in the future, but it is uncertain and not something that is available right now. ...
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MSCs

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ABX, pregnancy and possible MS

Hello!

I have read many months in this forum, that gives me a lot of hope. About me: female, 31 years old, I started to have ongoing weird neurological symptoms in September/October/November 2006: tingeling and burning sensations in hands, legs and right side of the face, problems with balance, weakness in my left arm and leg, eye pain, weak voice, brain fog. I was lucky to find a nice neurologist right from the start. He ...
Read more : ABX, pregnancy and possible MS | Views : 1694 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Antibiotics


 

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