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Tovaxin and method?

I have seen the video of the theory of how this works. The one thing that is not clear, is how they identify the cells that attack myelin? Do they use myelin from the patient? any old myelin laying round the lab? or what? or is this their little secret.
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Autoreactive T-Cell Generation (hypothesis)

Although, not MS specific, and I am reading into it things the hypothesis isnt aiming for...

... results in too few T cells, and the body tries to correct this by inducing a vigorous expansion of the remaining T cells, creating a more autoreactive population.

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20040315203720data_trunc_sys.shtml

I read this as another theory of how our immune cells become auto-reactive.
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Hormones

They believe they should be able to rebuild the immune system of patients who are receiving transplants so donor material is not rejected.

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20050710220541data_trunc_sys.shtml

Now the story is not particular to MS, but it would seem to me, that if you could rebuild an immune system not to attack a transplanted organ, avoiding attacks on myelin shouldn't be that much harder.
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VERY URGENT - NHS postcode Lotteries

Please can anyone help with the request below?

If so please can you ring the MSRC Office as soon as possible on 01206 505444 or 0800 783 0518 so that we can put you in touch with journalist, as as you will see time is of the essence. squiffs

I'm a disabled freelance journalist. I sometimes write for the BBC's Ouch website, but at the moment my day job is as a producer of podcasts ...
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MS Research and stem cells

Last week the MS Trust (UK charity) held a seminar on the future of MS research and stem cells.

Here is what was said.

Ian

PS For some reason Prof Scolding's presentation did not get recorded, which is a shame as he was hoping to start human trials with stem cells within the next 12-18 months.

http://www.mstrust.org.uk/information/stemcells.jsp
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New from Dayton, Ohio

Hello All,

I'm Lew Chapman from Dayton, Ohio. I am a 40 year old, white male that has had MS for 5 years now. I'm very high functioning in that none of my symptoms affect my motor ability now. I have horrible Optic Neuritis, bladder and bowel issues and lots of tingling and numbness. The only thing that approaches debilitating is when my bladder makes me pee every ten minutes. And truthfully I would call ...
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More days at work

Study Showed Treatment with COPAXONE(R) is Associated with Significantly Fewer Days Missed from Work in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Non-Treatment and Treatment with Avonex(R) or Betaseron(R) Had No Significant Impact on Days Missed.


A retrospective analysis of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients comparing patients treated with immunomodulatory agents with untreated patients revealed that only treatment with COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) was associated with significantly fewer days missed from work compared to untreated patients. Neither treatment with Avonex® ...
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