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Type I interferon target revealed

Nature Reviews Immunology 8, 402 (June 2008) | doi:10.1038/nri2339

Sarah Allan
AutoimmunityType I interferon target revealed

Treatment with interferon-beta (IFNbeta) reduces disease exacerbation in many patients with multiple sclerosis, but how this cytokine inhibits autoimmune inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS) is largely unknown. Now, Prinz, Kalinke and colleagues have revealed that the effect of type I IFNs on myeloid cells is crucial to the protective effect of this cytokine in the relevant animal ...
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Pilot Study: Naturopathic Medicine for MS

Hi all

Here's a link to an article (pdf) that may be of interest to some.
A Randomized Pilot Study of Naturopathic Medicine in Multiple Sclerosis

Conclusions: Naturopathic medicine combined with usual care for MS showed a trend in improvement in the General Health subscale of the SF-36, Timed Walk, and neurologic impairment. Evaluation of naturopathic medicine, as a multimodality regimen, warrants further investigation.

Now if we could just convince them to add normal ...
Read more : Pilot Study: Naturopathic Medicine for MS | Views : 1837 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Natural Approach


How do you tell your co-workers? Or do you?

Hello, I am new here. Diagnoised Feb, 07. Definately not enjoying this monster. I have went from extremely active to having a hard time walking. I am really struggling with telling people about this disease. I work with mostly men and I dont want them to treat me like I am sick, however it is becoming noticeable. Does any one have advise?
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Novartis says FTY720 trial continues despite death

Novartis says FTY720 trial continues despite death

By Sam Cage

ZURICH, June 5 (Reuters) - Novartis AG (NOVN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research) said two patients taking its multiple sclerosis drug FTY720 in clinical trials had problems with infections and one died, but the role of the medicine in the cases was unclear.

Independent experts recommended that clinical trials with the drug -- which unusually for an MS medicine is taken orally -- should continue as planned, ...
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Concussion / brain injury update

Well it has been about a month and a half since I took a header off the stairs and ended up in the ER with a brain injury / concussion. Time for an update. Most of the major headaches and vertigo have calmed down. What I have left is serious equilibrium / balance problems and I have not regained my sense of smell. My ON seems to be worse now as well. Prognosis is unknown ...
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i'm back (just a warning to you all)...

hey everyone hope this finds everyone doing okay out there...its been awhile since i have been on here..been working thru some things so havent been on..could have used the support but when you can get to the computer what can i do..anyways update...i have had problems with my right side even more now and have another mri scheduled for next week..yippy there..have a problem with dizziness to the point layed me out at work to ...
Read more : i'm back (just a warning to you all)... | Views : 1907 | Replies : 10 | Forum : General Discussion


Resveratrol in the news

From the NY Times...

Sirtris, a start up biochemical co. trying to patent drugs based on red wines' resveratrol, was purchased by GlaxoSmithKline for 720 million. You know when drug companies are trying to patent and replicate natural substances, that there's something there that works.


"Serious scientists have long derided the idea of life-extending elixirs, but the door has now been opened to drugs that exploit an ancient biological survival mechanism, that of switching the ...
Read more : Resveratrol in the news | Views : 1961 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Natural Approach


FDA has changed its tune on amalgam fillings

Mercury fillings may harm some- like immunocompromised individuals...

"We do believe that the agency will ask for the label to indicate that mercury is an ingredient in the filling, and that special populations should be exempt from such fillings, such as: nursing women, pregnant women, young children, and immunocompromised individuals,"

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/ ... dChannel=0

very interesting change of policy. Still haven't had Jeff's 13 amalgam fillings removed..looking for a local ...
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random news

so i go back to the genius pharmacist who fixed my lungs/throat so significantly by recommending magnesium. i went in and told him he was a genius and that it worked really well for me. i also told him that it didn't really stay with me and i had to keep taking mg or my throat would go downhill again and my breathing would get shallow. so he says match your mg of magnesium with ...
Read more : random news | Views : 1740 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Daily Life


Bit miffed today??

Bit miffed today i had a letter off urology with a date for Urodynamics testing.. but i was told by my nurse and Neuro that it would be pointless due to having no urine output at all.... how would they measure my flow? Also a chart came with it asking me to write down how much i void at how many times a day for a week???? i do not void at all??? :dunno: :wtf: ...
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