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The brain discoveries continue...



Brain's white matter -- More 'talkative' than once thought

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered to their surprise that nerves in the mammalian brain’s white matter do more than just ferry information between different brain regions, but in fact process information the way gray matter cells do.

The discovery in mouse cells, outlined in the cover story of the March issue of Nature Neuroscience, shows that brain cells “talk” with each other ...
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Pioglitazone / reduction of brain atrophy

Hey,

The brain atrophy impact seems to be a very positive element and very consistent with the previous case-study where PIO was used for a person with progressive MS. Hopefully there will be continuation on this research.

Best Regards,
Degerlache

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Results of a Phase I Trial of Pioglitazone in RRMS Patients

Claudia Kaiser, Dinesh Shukla, Glenn Stebbins, Demetrios Skias, George Katsamakis, Hoffman Estates, IL, Dusan Stefoski, Douglas Jeffery, Winston Salem, NC, Douglas L. Feinstein, ...
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Interferons & Statins

art wrote:Atorvastatin + Rebif in MS (Safety Trial)
Gary Birnbaum

This nine-month trial looked at combining statins with Rebif. It had 3 arms: Rebif + placebo, Rebif + 40mg statins, and Rebif + 80mg statins daily for 6 months. The trial included 29 subjects who had each been stable on Rebif for at least six months. Five subjects dropped out either before or during treatment, one due to muscle pain (a known problem with statins). Unfortunately, ...
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American Academy of Neurology Notes

Each year I attend the AAN with one of my co-workers and we write up the notes from the presentations we go to as a service to the MS community.

Here are our notes from this year.
http://msnews.acceleratedcure.org/node/2642
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Fatigue

I had always wondered about the fatigue. Here is a pretty good article explaining MS related fatigue.

www.healthology.com/multiple-sclerosis/article1024.htm
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Estrogen Neuroprotective (Mice)

An abstract from the recent AAN meeting reported an estrogen ligand was neuroprotective in mice and the effect was not attributable to anti-inflammatory properties in the peripheral immune system.
Differential Effects of Estrogen Receptor (ER)α Versus ERβ Ligand Treatment: Anti-Inflammatory Versus Directly Neuroprotective

Seema K. Tiwari-Woodruff, Laurie-Beth J. Morales, Ruri Lee, Los Angeles, Rhonda Voskuhl, Los Angeles, CA
RESULTS: While ERα ligand treatment was anti-inflammatory, ERβ ligand treatment was not. ERβ ligand treatment ...
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Recording of Harvard MS

You can find a very interesting video-presentation from the Harvard MS conference, here:
Link to the presentation

Just click on the small film icons on the left side to watch the videos.

--Frank
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Vitamin D casts cancer prevention in new light

Vitamin D casts cancer prevention in new light
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
April 28, 2007 at 1:20 AM EDT

For decades, researchers have puzzled over why rich northern countries have cancer rates many times higher than those in developing countries — and many have laid the blame on dangerous pollutants spewed out by industry.
But research into vitamin D is suggesting both a plausible answer to this medical puzzle and a heretical ...
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How would ?

How would my wifes life be different without me? I am at a point where i can't stop thinking how i am changing my wifes life. Without me it would be so much better for her, she says no but i know in my heart that i am holding her down, i just mean little things like going out ,dancing, travelling, shopping ect. I could still do this stuff but not the way it ...
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