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Calcium ions and the brain

Interesting research that could have MS implications.



Calcium is spark of life, kiss of death for nerve cells

March 1, 2007 -- Oregon Health & Science University research shows how calcium regulates the recharging of high-frequency auditory nerve cells after they've fired a burst of signals, and it may have implications for neurological disorders.

The study by scientists at OHSU's Vollum Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which appears in the current ...
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My possible walk for Myelin repaire Foundation

Hi
Lately I have been feeling like I need to do something in order to make it faster for these researchers to get the money they need to start pumping out the drugs. I wanted to organize a sponsored walk for the myelin Repair foundation. I have actually never done anything like that and don't really know where to start. I did email them a few days ago but have not received a reply. Tried ...
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Nogo

Enabling nerve regeneration means evicting the cleanup crew

Macrophages are the immune cells that engulf and destroy the debris of damaged tissue to enable the healing process to begin. Their presence at the scene of damage is critical, but once their task is complete, it is just as critical that macrophages exit rapidly, ending the inflammatory process and making way for regrowth. In fact, the continued presence of macrophages could damage tissue, compromising repair. ...
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Revimmune

Accentia gets new financing, moves into MS drug market

Accentia Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said it has acquired the rights to a treatment in the late stages of development that is designed to help people with autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis.

The deal calls for Accentia to pay royalties and issue stock warrants once the treatment is approved in the United States, according to a Feb. 28 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tampa-based Accentia ...
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Google brain!

An interesting, but oddly unnerving, look at the brain--but it may prove useful to researchers,

http://brainmaps.org/

Dom.
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Chlorinative stress

This abstract doesn't directly mention MS, but it did come up in a search about MS. I found the mention of desferrioxamine intriguing because this is a substance which chelates both aluminium and iron from the body tissues so that you excrete them in urine and faeces. Wasn't there some research recently which found high levels of aluminium in the urine of people with RRMS, and high levels of iron in the urine of people ...
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Bullous Pemphigoid

No, I've never heard of it either, but look at the drugs listed in the second link--curious, but I suppose treatments are bound to overlap,

tinyurl

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Dom.
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Nice to find you, & this site

Hi, Everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself.

My name is "Fern" and I've had benign MS for 22 years now. Been on Copaxone since 2000.

I hope to make a positive contribution to these forums.
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notifying the moderator

Hi,

I was wondering if one could flag a particular post to be evaluated by the moderators. I mention this as I see someone else has posted something inappropriate.

Thanks.
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Different perspective on cause of MS

Here's a researcher after the hearts and minds of ThisIsMS. I've never heard of this way of looking at MS before, and I'm not convinced, but it's good that some researchers are being more creative.



A possible cause and corresponding treatment for inflammatory, auto-immune or auto-aggressive diseases.

Med Hypotheses. 2007 Feb 20;
Gracia MC.
C/ Lopez de Aranda 35, 28027 Madrid, Spain.

This article develops the idea that many inflammatory, auto-immune ...
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