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What would you ask an MS Specialist...

The day is finally approaching when I will have an appointment with an actual MS Specialist. I have my Medical records, my MRI films, my log of symptoms, and meds. I have many questions (most of which you all have answered either to me directly or to others on the forum - thanks...), but what should I be asking her.

This will be the first time someone other than the neurologist who diagnosed me will ...
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Optimistic view of HSCT

Some of the problems associated with HSCT, (such as not staying alive), appear to be getting sorted;

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GA at 40mg better than 20

Is GA working for you? Ask your doc for more!!

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BBB in EAE

Those three pesky letters turn up again...

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connect the dots

I only understand about 20% of the words in the abstract (mostly "and", "in", "has" etc) but it's interesting to me anyway. It seems to tie together a number of different research areas in one study - specifically: pregnancy, endogenous retroviruses, chromosome 7q21-22, TNFalpha, interferon-gamma, interferon-beta and interleukin-6. I don't have a clue what it all means and it could be inconsequential, but so many different aspects of the disease mentioned in one abstract caught ...
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viruses again

This is an abstract from 2004 that I hadn't seen before. It suggests the possibility that when present simultaneously, endogenous retrovirus and herpesvirus have a synergistic effect, and not in a good way. It is interesting as the multiple viral trigger possibility has been studied a bit.



Simultaneous presence of endogenous retrovirus and herpes virus antigens has profound effect on cell-mediated immune responses: implications for multiple sclerosis.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Apr;20(4):415-23.
Brudek T, ...
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Social Security Reform Update

Since Ar Mellor from the Accelerated Cure Project, Stuart Schlossman from Stu's Views and MS Related News, and a few other MS organizations have posted my Social Security Reform petition on their websites during the past few weeks, over 500 MS patients, physicians, members of disability advocacy organizations and other concerned citizens have rallied behind this important legislative reform effort. There's a long way to go to reach the 10,000 signature goal necessary to establish ...
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i am MAD!

grr i'm so pissed off at my work right now that i don't know if i'll go back next winter! how petty am i, to get this pissed off about staff recognition awards! but i'm really mad!!
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Stem cells without mice

Public release date: 19-Mar-2007


Contact: Jennifer Chan
chanj@usc.edu
323-442-2830
University of Southern California
Scientists unlock mystery of embryonic stem cell signaling pathway
USC researchers discover small molecule that may allow for growth of human stem cells without threat of contamination from mouse feeder cells

Los Angeles, Mar. 19, 2007 - A newly discovered small molecule ...
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Rho and degeneration

The Rho protein might be part of the pathway which, during 'overexcitement' and excess Calcium levels, triggers neuronal cell death:

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