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chuckle

Fred and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year. Every year Fred would say, "Edna, I'd like to ride in that there airplane." And every year Edna would say, "I know Fred, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."
One year Fred and Edna went to the fair and Fred said, "Edna, I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may ...
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EBV and genetics

Interesting, not sure if this has been posted already...


Investigators Explore MS Risk Conferred by Combination of Gene and Virus

A new study suggests that if a person has a specific gene and has high serum levels of antibodies to a specific virus, the person’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis is greatly magnified, much more than having either risk factor alone. Drs. Philip De Jager, Alberto Ascherio and colleagues from Harvard and other institutions found ...
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Rite of passage

I had my first solumedrol drip today. I had a relapse over the weekend - vetibular ataxia. My first definite relapse since diagnosis last year. Yippee :(

I am getting the drip for three more days. The nurse told me about some side effects but they didn't seem to match some other ones I've read about, so I'm curious to know what your experiences on it were. ...
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Need Guidance Re: abx

I am very interested in starting antibiotic therapy but my brief attempt at research has left me overwhelmed. Where do I start? How do I find a doctor if my neuro won't help me? I'm in an HMO so if I have to go out of network and pay privately are the drugs expensive? What is the test for cpn? Is that a necessary step? Does this require medical supervision or can I order the ...
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Impending dx

Tomorrow afternoon I am seeing the neuro. I have not had a dx yet, only docs murmuring that MS is likely. I had a whole bunch of tests in early january and tomorrow I am getting the results ( the joys of the NHS & 3 month waits for appointments).

I am now absolutely terrified. After fighting for a year to be taken seriously by doctors I am now praying that they will tell me ...
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dorkus malorkus

so aaron. what if some poster is just annoying. i'm not naming any names, but it starts with e and ends with c and rhymes with bee cow see
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Statin and minocycline combo

Those lucky mice are now getting a statin and minocycline combo.

Ian



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What is inactive ms exactly?

Hi Everyone,

As my main area of reading is now everything to do with ms, i have many times come across terms like active and non active ms.

Does anyone know what this means? Is inactive ms just ms that is "asleep" and currently silent and not causing any problems?

Is it active when demyelination is occuring?

Is the aim of dmd's to help ms to remain inactive as long as possible as well as ...
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Progressive MS Pipeline

Upon request, here are the drugs from the pipeline that are being tested for progressive forms of MS. If I've missed anything, please let me know.



Progressive MS Treatment Pipeline - September 2011

Phase 3 Trials
- Gilenya (aka FTY720 and fingolimod) (PPMS) (Novartis)
- Masitinib (SPMS and PPMS) (aka Kinavet or AB1010) (AB Science)
- Ocrelizumab (R1594) (trial for PPMS) (Genentech, Roche, Biogen)
- Revimmune (aka high dose cyclophosphamide or cytoxan) (Accentia Biopharmaceuticals) (refractory ...
Read more : Progressive MS Pipeline | Views : 33509 | Replies : 31 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


 

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