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Reading Group

Anyone fancy starting a Reading Group here? :?:

Not quite sure about the logistics of an online group but I'm sure with all the bright people here we can do it :)

So how about these for a starter on the rules ?

1. One book "discussed" every two months chosen by the next Group member in line. Chooser ...
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how to make it more effective?

All,

I do not appear to have any of the side effects from LDN (ie the lucid dreams / night sweats). I have also had relapses while on LDN.

I am on 4.5mg / night. I have tried lower doses, and ensure my stomach is empty for a few hours before taking it. I have also tried emtying the tablet contents from the capsule, directly into my mouth. My compounder is pretty respected for LDN ...
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Just to finally introduce myself

Ok...I was diagnosed with MS and now I am here. It was sometime in Feb. and it has been hard emotionally everyday since. I wanted to say hello to all and to introduce my incredible fiance who stands by me at all times and keeps me sane. I am happy to have found this website and I look forward to doing my best to contribute and also to use the wealth of knowledge that is ...
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embryonic stem cells

Based on this article, it looks like embryonic stem cell trials in humans could happen at some point next year.



Clinical-use stem cells made in Singapore: Lines designed for safe use in humans make their debut.

July 26, 2006 - Nature - Many early lines of stem cells were made using animal products, leaving some researchers worried.

Four 'safe' embryonic stem-cell lines, which have been made from scratch specifically for clinical use, make their debut ...
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Tetanus vaccination research

Interesting conclusion...



Tetanus vaccination and risk of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.

* Hernan MA,
* Alonso A,
* Hernandez-Diaz S.
Neurology. 2006 Jul 25;67(2):212-5.
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA. miguel_hernan@post.harvard.edu

OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review on the association between tetanus vaccination and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

METHODS: The authors searched the databases Medline, LILACS, EMBASE, and Science Citation Index ...
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Research

Dear all,

I am cutting back - but I've just started my eight weeks summer holiday from work and its 34C outside (90F).

The Boston Cure Project reported on the 2nd International Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Symposium which was organised by Johns Hopkins.

The presentations are a bit techy but many support my view that research on MS is really pushing forward and hopefully there will be some breakthroughs in the not too distant future. You ...
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Small molecules

As technology improves, more will be understood about this disease and hopefully better therapeutic targets will be identified.

The NMSS has produced its Summer/Fall research bulletin. Here is the section on small molecules - Dr Giovannoni is one of my neuros and is doing work in this area.

Ian

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Highli ... ecules.asp
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Good Info on the risks of MS Drugs

Here's a link to a PDF meant for Healthcare Providers on the management of risk associated with the different MS drugs, from the 2006 AAN conference. Some of it is pretty alarming, especially the info on Novantrone and Tysabri...


http://tinyurl.com/jz9rc
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Another Campath update

Interesting update on the status of Campath



Genzyme bets Campath to be blockbuster

July 25, 2006 - Reuters - Genzyme is optimistic its cancer drug Campath will become a blockbuster if it is approved to treat multiple sclerosis, a senior executive said.

Campath, which is currently approved to treat B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a rare blood cancer, generated minimal sales in 2005.

But if the drug is approved for multiple sclerosis it could generate annual ...
Read more : Another Campath update | Views : 2107 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Campath (Lemtrada, Alemtuzumab)


Accidental discovery regrows Myelin

I saw this in our local paper (Hamilton, Ontario), it doesn't mention MS but does sound interesting. So I thought I would pass it along. The McMaster mentioned is McMaster University Medical Centre

Paralyzed rats walk after Mac treatment

Researchers' feat could help humans
By Joanna Frketich
The Hamilton Spectator
(Jul 24, 2006)
McMaster researchers are a step closer to curing paralysis after accidentally discovering how to regrow nerve casings required for the brain and ...
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