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Accelerated Cure Project volunteers have compiled a cookbook of
favorite recipes and some tips relevant to living with MS. The proceeds
from the cookbook will benefit Accelerated Cure Project's mission
to determine the causes of MS.

If you are interested in ordering a cookbook for $20, please contact
Kristyn Knickelbine at 414-745-8609 or
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Fampridine SR

Obviously the regulators weren't too impressed with the data from the Phase III trial results - which is disappointing.
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Hormones and MS

This is a question for anyone who may know the answer or for anyone who may even want to hazard a guess. Remember the studies where estriol may be of benefit to MS? Well, what do you think about the opposite? What if the body were depleted of estrogen? What do you think would happen to a person's MS? Do you think it would worsen? Even men have small amounts of estrogen in their bodies. ...
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Very nearly 3000 members. Very well done Arron :D A significant contribution in The War Against Msism.
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Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report (MSQR)

My MSQR, the publication from the North American Research Committee on MS (, arrived this week--free to me for participating in their surveys. The following came from the feature article, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Tremors," ( pg. 9) and may interest some here:

"Drug-induced Tremor: Certain drugs are known to induce or worsen tremor in some patients. Table 2 provides a list of some of the most common ...
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for amelia - interesting paper on Devic's vs. MS

If someone has posted this elsewhere, please forgive.

amelia has got me very interested in Devic's. Here is a recent paper on Devic's vs MS and aquaporin-4.

: Acta Neuropathol (Berl). 2006 Dec 2; Links
Absence of aquaporin-4 expression in lesions of neuromyelitis optica but increased expression in multiple sclerosis lesions and normal-appearing white matter.Sinclair C, Kirk J, Herron B, Fitzgerald U, McQuaid S.
Neuropathology Laboratory, Institute of Pathology, Royal ...
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A bit of an update of progress in HHV6 research.

Highlights from 5th International Conference on HHV-6 and -7.

Herpes. 2006 Nov;13(3):81-2.
Komaroff A, Jacobson S, Ablashi V, Yamanishi K.
Harvard MEdical School, Boston, MA, USA.

This article reports on key presentations at the 5th International Conference on Human Herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and -7, organized by the HHV-6 Foundation. New assays for HHV-6 and -7 promise to be more accurate and better able to distinguish between ...
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MS Society Research Summary 2006

A little PR summary of MS research from the NMSS.

2006 - A Very Good Year in MS Research

Dec. 7 -- PRNewswire -- During 2006, rapid research progress was made in the fields of science and medicine that impact understanding and treatment of multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable neurological disease. The National MS Society invested over $42 million this year to support more than 350 new and ongoing MS research projects as part of its ...
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Molecule Linked To Autoimmune Disease Relapses Identified...

Molecule Linked To Autoimmune Disease Relapses Identified At Stanford

The ebb and flow of such autoimmune diseases as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis has long been a perplexing mystery. But new findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine bring scientists closer to solving the puzzle, identifying a molecule that appears to play a central role in relapses.

The study, to be published in the Dec. 3 advance online edition of Nature Immunology, lays ...
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Tovaxin - important update on injection site reaction

Hi to all,

I have corrected a posting on my site concerning my having an injection site reaction. There is a quick link at the top of the site to the information. I have read numerous posts about looking forward to seeing an injection site reaction, and this may act as a reverse placebo effect. If a patient does not see an injection site reaction, they may believe ...
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