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Varicella-zoster virus

Another evidence for a viral connection in MS.

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Varicella-zoster virus in cerebrospinal fluid at relapses of multiple sclerosis

OBJECTIVE: Recent studies in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) have indicated that exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS) could be associated with the reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV).

METHODS: Ultrastructural observations for viral particles were made by electron microscopy in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 15 MS patients during relapse, 19 MS patients during remission, and 28 ...
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Post brain injury: New nerve cells originate from neural ste

Sometimes I see these articles and think "ok, didn't we know that already? why don't you shoot them into someone's head now!"

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-03/hzm--pbi031108.php

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Post brain injury: New nerve cells originate from neural stem cells

Most cells in the human brain are not nerve cells, but supporting cells (glial cells). They serve as a framework for nerve cells and play an important role in the wound reaction that occurs with injuries to the brain. However, ...
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LDN and primary progressive MS

Hello everybody !
I'm living in France and I have a primary progressive form of MS.
I would to know if anyboby on this forum has used LDN with a progressive MS.
It's very difficult to get a such information on the french forum.
I already have tried all treatments like betaferon, endoxan and mitoxantrone.
Doctors said me there is nothingelse to try. I think that's wrong and maybe LDN is one good chance.
I'w ...
Read more : LDN and primary progressive MS | Views : 6846 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Low Dose Naltrexone


phase 3 failure rates

Some interesting information about phase 3 trial failure rates:

http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/20 ... misses.php
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spotty rash...

Husband is seeing derm. doc on Thursday. He's had a strange, spotty rash on top of both feet, shins since last year's dx, prior to taking any meds or supplements for MS. Looks like purple and brown freckles. His neuro saw them last year and said there was no connection to MS. We've been so focused on helping his MS symptoms and removing basal cells on face and torso, that this rash has continued without ...
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Lost 26lbs

Just don't feel like eating anymore, thought the loss of weight could only make it eaiser to move my legs but it's just as bad as it's ever been.
Read more : Lost 26lbs | Views : 3705 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Exercise and Physical Therapy


More pain

Sorry to be posting more moans / problems.

I saw my GP last week who has prescribed me some painkillers for the pain I was talking about a couple of weeks ago, the painkillers don't make it go away but they do take the edge off!

Last night I started getting a different kind of pain. It started in my middriff / lower chest and was like a squeezing pain that went around my left ...
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Marijuana may block Alzheimer's

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4286435.stm
They looked closely at brain cell receptors to which cannabinoids bind, allowing their effects to be felt.

They also studied structures called microglia, which activate the brain's immune response.

Microglia collect near the plaque deposits associated with Alzheimer's disease and, when active, cause inflammation.
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The researchers found that the presence of amyloid protein in the rats' brains activated immune cells.

However, rats that also received the cannabinoid showed no sign of microglia activation. ...
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Flagyl pulse, Day 10 - Antibiotic Protocol Day 886

A few nagging symptoms. A vague feeling of plateau. A general dissatisfaction. All were creeping up the last couple of months and I realized I'd not done a flagyli pulse since Christmas week. My doctor understood and okayed my latest adventure.

Today is day ten of what is planned to be a thirty day flagyl pulse. Thirty days was an arbitrary number, but one I think 'do-able'. My longest thus far was something in the ...
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Another EBV article

Apologies if this has been posted before - I can't keep track of the huge numbers of EBV / MS research articles. This one is interesting.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18272866
Read more : Another EBV article | Views : 1345 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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