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Mice again I know but maybe it will lead to something... It is from the Mayo Clinic

December 09, '07: Antibody Repairs Myelin Sheath in Multiple Sclerosis
Category: M.S. Research Study Reports Posted by: stuart
Obtained from the Virtual Medical Ctr website

Antibody Repairs Myelin Sheath in Multiple Sclerosis

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a human antibody administered in a single low dose in laboratory mouse models can repair myelin, the insulating covering ...
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MS Blood Test?

Hey everyone and glad i found this forum. I was reading on the Phoenix Business Journal about a company in Tucson (MSDx) that had developed a Blood test for MS where you won't need an MRI or Spinal Tap for a diagnosis. Has anyone or their doctor(s) heard about this yet.

I went to their web site for more info and they didn't state a time frame on this. I'll post the article also but ...
Read more : MS Blood Test? | Views : 1334 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

FTY 720 Trial for PPMS Shaping Up?

Does anyone know if Novartis has published the protocol for the arm of the FTY 720 study involving primary progressive patients? Where I can look it up? The trial should start recruiting in January so surely the information is somewhere!

PS: Do you guys agree the research looks good?
Read more : FTY 720 Trial for PPMS Shaping Up? | Views : 3783 | Replies : 10 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

Southfield workshop uses yoga to ease MS

"Krentzin credits the yoga class with improving her balance and reducing her fatigue and pain. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease that affects the central nervous system.

"So many people think they can't do this, but they can," Krentzin said. "For me to be able to do this is a big thing."

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Peer review process

(This is somewhat off-topic from the original thread "EBV and MS" so I moved it out.)


Regarding the peer review process: Arrr!!! Me thinks you have some misgivings about the pirates' code!

Some might think of it as a necessary evil, but overall it works well. What would be the alternatives? You have a boiling pot of good and bad science, big egos versus bigger egos, lots of time and careers invested with publication ...
Read more : Peer review process | Views : 1414 | Replies : 5 | Forum : General Discussion

Bill and Linda Gates Foundation

There are many people coming to this site that are heavily involved in trying to find decent treatments or a cure for this disease.

I am curious if any attempts have been made to get the Gates Foundation to contribute dollars towards MS research.

From what I have seen, the Gates are interested in funding projects for diseases that have too small of a patient load and are therefore not money makers for big pharma ...
Read more : Bill and Linda Gates Foundation | Views : 1454 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion

'encephalomyelitis disseminata' or 'disseminated sclerosis'?

I have never heard MS referred as such.
Multiple sclerosis (often abbreviated to just 'MS' but also known as 'encephalomyelitis disseminata' or 'disseminated sclerosis') is an inflammatory disease that affects the neurons in the brain and spinal cord that carry information through the central nervous system.
Read more : 'encephalomyelitis disseminata' or 'disseminated sclerosis'? | Views : 1481 | Replies : 5 | Forum : General Discussion

A little good news

Hi all,

I just wanted to say I received my neuro report on the Brain/Spinal MRI I had last Friday and the results are encouraging. My brain appears stable (although my brother questions that :wink: ) with one lesion being less visable. This was my first spinal scan and no spinal lesions were identified.

It's been almost a year since I was diagnosed when an excerbation hit ...
Read more : A little good news | Views : 1358 | Replies : 5 | Forum : General Discussion


Is there a certain amount of participants that have to be in a trial for it to be successful or to move through the phases?
Read more : trials? | Views : 1277 | Replies : 5 | Forum : General Discussion


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