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Immune and nervous system cells talk to each other

Signalling between cells is vital for correct functioning, but I didn't realise that the immune system and nervous system talked to each other quite so much:

Trends Immunol. 2007 Aug 3;
Franco R, Pacheco R, Lluis C, Ahern GP, O''connell PJ
Discuss | category: Immunology


Initially, the idea that neurotransmitters could serve as immunomodulators emerged with the discovery that their release and diffusion from nervous tissue could lead to signaling through lymphocyte cell-surface receptors and ...
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Switching meds...

Hi,

I was on Rebif until last week and will be changing to a new medication next week. For those that have switched meds do you start out at low dosage again? Also do you feel the same initial pain as you did when you began your first treatment?

I'm worried that I was finally feel good on Rebif, but had to switch due to allergic reaction. Will I suffer in the begining again as ...
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Growing neurons for experiments

I think we're all pretty disillusioned by the failure of animal models to provide an accurate experimental analogue of human MS. Hopefully this new development will provide a better tool for understanding the disease, as well as more relevant test results.


Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience News
Article Date: 20 Aug 2007 - 13:00 PDT
Scientists with the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at UCLA were able to produce from human embryonic stem ...
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Changing jobs - insurance concerns

I just received a job offer that i think i am going to accept. Can anyone walk me through the proper steps to ensure that i dont lapse my coverage? just a little nervous.
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a long story

hi
i've pm a couple of people so some know my situation
my doctors say the only thing left for me is chemo,i refuse to believe that
i have struggled with UTI since jan on wed july 11 i went to the hopital with horrific body spasms and vomitting they took blood and sent me home the hopital called me back on fri and strongly suggested i go back so i did but by this ...
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Daclizumab trial results

Not sure of the status of this trial (says Phase II). Small number of patients, but promising results for those where interferon not doing the job.

Daclizumab phase II trial in relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis
MRI and clinical results


Objective: Daclizumab is an interleukin 2 receptor chain specific humanised monoclonal antibody that has shown promising therapeutic effects in multiple sclerosis (MS). Daclizumab treatment in patients with relapsing and remitting MS was administered to ...
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The therapeutic plasticity of neural stem/precursor

This excerpt is off track from the general gist of the article but I thought it was interesting that they specifically enter into the inflammation healing/hurting effect Cure and I had discussed/debated earlier. Additionally, the talk a little about plasticity, which if my flavor of the month right now.
Bob

Journal of the Neurological Sciences xx (2007) xxx–xxx

The therapeutic plasticity of neural stem/precursor
cells in multiple sclerosis
Stefano Pluchino ⁎, Gianvito Martino
Neuroimmunology Unit-DIBIT ...
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Has anyone changed from Rebif to one of the ABC's?

Hi, I have been on Rebif for 2 months after being diagnosed with RRMS. I was told I am allergic to Rebif and need to try a new med. Can anyone tell me what differences they have found from Rebif to one of the other's?

Thanks,

Samantha
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Has Anyone been on Rebif and changed to one of the other ABC

Hi, I have been on Rebif for 2 months after being diagnosed with RRMS. I was told I am allergic to Rebif and need to try a new med. Can anyone tell me what differences they have found from Rebif to one of the other's?

Thanks,

Samantha
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Glial cells become nerve cells

Public release date: 20-Aug-2007


Contact: Heinz Joerg Haury
oea@gsf.de
0049-893-187-2460
GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health

Milestone in the regeneration of brain cells
Supportive cells generate new nerve cells
The majority of cells in the human brain are not nerve cells but star-shaped glia cells, the so called “astroglia”. “Glia means “glue”, explains Götz. “As befits their ...
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