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Hearts

Not MS, but there are so many bone-marrow stem cell treatments in trial (by bona fide clinics) that the turn of MS is coming (there are trials planned / possibly underway in the UK for MS).


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6226054.stm
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Gene therapy for Parkinsons

Not MS, but another interesting research area which could be relevant in future.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 969240.ece
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Autoimmunity theory

Step 1: find abstract on new autoimmune theory
Step 2: post on ThisIsMS
Step 3: sit back and watch fireworks.



Are multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis autoimmune disorders of endogenous vasoactive neuropeptides?

Med Hypotheses. 2007 Jun 18;
Staines DR.
Gold Coast Public Health Unit, 10–12, Young Street, Southport 4215, Queensland, Australia.

Autoimmune dysfunction of endogenous vasoactive neuropeptides (VNs) such as vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) has been postulated ...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Scientists find neurological gene mutation
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered the gene mutation that produces one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder -- an inherited neurological disease.
Researchers at the University of Michigan -- led by Professor Miriam Meisler -- said their finding means a genetic test will be possible for people with a less common subtype of the disorder -- one that, until now, was unidentified and had an unknown ...
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The Scientist

My twin brother works for a BioTech firm and he gave me an insert to the journal called The Scientist, it is from the May 2007 issue. I strongly recommend that you get this if you can. It's called Autoimmunity--Diseases, Mecanisms, Therapies. It's packed full of great info. Maybe someone who is more skilled with the computer than I am can PM me and I would be glad to send it to you. If possible ...
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Do you think there are different "strains" of ms?

Hi Everyone,

I was thinking about the great variations in how ms affects and progresses in different people and i was wondering if perhaps there could be different types or strains of ms.

Has anyone ever heard anything like this?
My neuro and gp's favourite answers are "i don't know" ms is a mystery :roll:

I often wonder what it is that makes one persons ms ...
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Johns Hopkins Cancer Update-REALLY GOOD!

Someone sent this to me at work so I don't have a web address. However, found it very, very interesting and helpful especially coming from "Johns Hopkins". Enjoy...

Subject: FW: Johns Hopkins Cancer Update
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:48:05 -0500

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not
show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
billion.When doctors tell cancer patients that there ...
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Tovaxin news release

June 21, 2007 09:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Opexa Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-line Data in Phase I/II Extension Trial with Tovaxin™ for Multiple Sclerosis
Effectiveness Shown in Relapsing Remitting Subjects Across Both Phase I/II Dose Escalation and Extension Trials

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company involved in the development and commercialization of cell therapies, today announced positive top-line data in an open-label Phase I/II extension clinical trial of the investigational T-cell vaccine, ...
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Inflamation and Chronic Diseases

Medical News Today

Inflammation Is At The Origin And Progression Of Diseases Such As Diabetes Or Cancer
21 Jun 2007

Fifteen top international specialists in this field will gather from 25-27 June for a conference entitled, "Inflammation and Chronic Disease", part of the "Barcelona BioMed" conference series organised by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Fundación BBVA. The event will be hosted by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC).

Inflammation and Chronic ...
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Spinal Cord

A company called Geron is getting ready to submit an IND (investingastional, (sp) new drug)in the 4th quarter of '07. This will be the first use of embryonic stem cells in humans. Mice and rats are already walking. How will this effect us? Neurons are being formed and remyelination has occured in animal testing.

To much for me to type, But hope for a cure is getting closer.

If I read correctly, it's not that ...
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