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A Vitamin Could Alleviate Chronic, Progressive MS

A Vitamin Could Alleviate Chronic, Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Article Date: 22 Sep 2006 - 13:00pm (PDT)
Article Also Appears In Neurology / Neuroscience



Researchers have found a possible way to protect people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from severe long-term disability: increase nervous-system levels of a vital compound, called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), by giving its chemical precursor - nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3.

Current therapies for MS mainly address the relapsing-remitting phase of the ...
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Brain atlas

This sounds like a significant new tool for researchers.



Paul Allen's "brain atlas" unlocking mysteries of the ultimate computer

September 26, 2006 -- Seattle Times -- The type of brain map that used to grace high-school biology texts looked like a quilt: A pink chunk labeled "vision" bumped up against a blue blob that was the seat of language and a yellow swath representing motor perception.

Those crude representations were the result of centuries' worth ...
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So, Copaxone's MSWatch message board was shut down?

Well, that's interesting. I'm not on Copaxone, so some of you who are may already know this.

This news was posted on another message board that I read occasionally. And, it refers people to this new forum:

http://www.msrefugees.proboards82.com/
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Genes research

International team analyses human genetic variation in key immune region

In-depth analysis will enable scientists to identify genetic risk factors for common immune diseases.


An international group of researchers today unveiled a detailed map of human genetic variation within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), the most important region of the human genome encoding the human response to infection, autoimmune disease and organ transplantation. The work represents a milestone in the analysis of genetic variability for ...
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Hello, Newbie Here

Hey! My name is Eliza. I just was searching through the web and came across this site. This looks liek a nice site and with some helpful information about MS so I figured I'd join.

A little about myself: I am married and 33 years old. No children yet, but I have two dogs if that counts as children :). I was diagnosed with MS in 2003, ...
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Fampridine SR

One of the companies I monitor closely is Acorda Therapeutics who are focussed on restoring neurological function. Here are the results from the Fampridine trial which is to improve walking.


http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... highlight=
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I eliminated my post

I eliminated my post
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tomaxifenprov

I guess I get to be a guinea pig of sorts, only inadvertantly, as I started Tomaxifen three days ago as a preventative for reoccurrence of breast cancer. It was highly recommended by the oncologist that I do this as statistically the tomaxifen would provide a significant reduction in all breast cancer events. So of course I decided that I should add this to my regimin of drugs that I take. But he also had ...
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microRNAs

This is interesting, and they do mention neurodegenerative disorders.



IBM & Genome Institute of Singapore Collaboration May Lead to Better Understanding of Cell Process Regulation

22 Sept 2006 -- IBM, in collaboration with the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), today revealed results from a joint research study that could potentially alter our views of how cell processes are regulated.

The two teams have discovered that microRNAs, small molecules that are an important regulatory component in ...
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Would Like To Say Hello

Hi, my name's Nina, I'm 50 and waiting to be diagnosed after a very long wait.

I hope you don't mind me being here but I'd really appreciate any help I can get to help me on my journey.

It's quite a site here!! It will take a bit of getting used to but I'd like to stick around if you'll have me.

Take care all. :D ...
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