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EBV and B-cells

Another interesting story can be found on http://www.msrc.co.uk/ it tells that FTY720 seems to have anti-viral potential - at least in low doses.
Again there may be questions raised regarding an infectious cause of MS...

Just a thought, could it be that immune-system-rebooting (Campath / HDC) acts through killing the infected host-cells of EBV (B-cells) and thereby eliminating the EBV infection, and thus maybe the primary dissease cause?
In ...
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Strange symptoms.... MS?

It all started about 4 years ago... I was having strange achilles
tendon pain. It didn't feel like a tear or a bruise... more like
tennis elbow. It would expand into the plantar facia and up into the
calf muscle. It crawled like restless leg. MRI showed minimal to no
inflamation and antiinflamitories didn't help. This has come and went
over the last 4 years.

2 Years ago, some muscle twitching has started and seems ...
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fast track?

Hello hello!

Well done to everyone who has participated in Revimmune trials, it all sounds a bit taxing. Well worth it though of course.

Anyway, anyway, I'm writing because I heard a mention that Revimmune would apply for fast tracking through the FDA. Can anyone tell me more? They are about to enter the phase III trial, is this U.S. only? I presume there are plans to market this in Europe? What I really want ...
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Weight Gain on Copaxone?

Anyone experience this. I had it with Betaseron and I think on this drug too. Is this common? Im newly diagnosed since the start of 2008. I'm working out daily, swimming and all. Its just coming out of nowhere and I eat good, nothing bad that would cause weight gain.

Anyone experience this? I refuse to pack on pounds for the sake of these drugs...if I should become imobile later on, that weight will be ...
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cool song

When I listen to this one it reminds me of me and my wife. I tought some of you aspiring artists might enjoy covering this song, late


Yeah, thats you HS


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ_3bYXA ... re=related
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"Roquin" Gene, and its relation to AI conditions

Saw a program on TV about it, and found this on the web site.

For the intro video

Her story details

And the MS bit
Research projects in Vinuesa’s group
Elucidating the role of the autoimmune modulator Roquin and TFH cells in the prevention of Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: D. Silva, Joseph Ng, C. Vinuesa.
While mice with dysfunctional Roquin develop autoimmune diseases including diabetes, they are protected against experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), a mouse model of ...
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Uninsured and Unsure

Suggestions
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New to Board and on Copaxone

Hello Everyone
Newly diagnosed with MS RRMS as of Feb 2008 2 lesions seens on MRI and positive for Onco Bands on the Spinal Tap.
Started Betaseron but became very ill. Not to mention the side affects of feeling like I had the flu everyday of my life, weight gain and more Toughed out the drug until June 12 when I stopped on my own. I simply could not take the side affects.

Met with ...
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Five month update, shamless self promotion, and a question?

Well yesterday marked the five month date of my first Campath infusion. I wish I had more to report about how I feel, but it changes from day to day. I definitely feel the long term effects of the treatment. My hair has not recovered from the infusion. It used to be very healthy and shiny where as now it is dry and dull. My skin was never quiet the same. I am always dehydrated, ...


 

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