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Seattle in demand on even a molecular level - Tetramers

Widely sought tetramers help diagnose disease.

Thanks to Dr. Jerry Nepom and his gang of scientists at a research facility few people might know by name, Seattle provides much of the world with a spiderlike molecule that has become one of the research community's hottest new tools.

Tetramers are artificial molecules with four arms that can seek out and latch on to specific targets in ...
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Another MRI....

I am going in for another MRI on July 10th (this coming Monday). The last time I had an MRI was June 24th, 2005. This MRI had a lot of small lesions scattered all over my brain. My presenting symptom was Nystagmus of the right eye. Since then, I've had no symptoms that I've noticed. I've been taking Rebif since last August, but as of late, i've not been adhearing to the 3 days a ...
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Family/Friends and how they deal

I have seemed to have a lot of frustrations with my family and friends as of late. I try so hard to get them to understand how I'm feeling and what I can, or can't do. They still see me get up every day, go to work, and i still try to maintain avery plesant aditude. But when I can't do things (ie: run over and help them with an errand, or go out for ...
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Viruses and immune system

A company which is looking at the impact of viruses on the immune system and developing treatments. No drugs in trial at the moment, but has financial backing. ... =printable
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I'll start by apologizing for the brutally long post.

I've always been bothered by the incidence of MS among identical twins. Studies typically find that when one identical twin is diagnosed with MS, the other has a 20-30% chance of also being diagnosed. I think the chances in the general population are usually said to be in the 1 in 500 to 1 in 1,000 range (or 0.2% - 0.1% chance of getting MS).

The ...
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Hello everyone.

I have heard about a drug called procarin, and to my understanding it helps dealing with the symptoms of MS.

Please anyone who used it respond, and tell me whether it helped (and how ) and not less important were there any side effects to the drug.

thank you.
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cobra toxins

I just like news about cobras...

Amelioration of acute and relapsing stages of the experimental allergic encephalomyelitis by cobra toxins.

Biomed Sci Instrum. 2006;42:399-404.
Mohamed A, Reid PF, Raymond L, Dufan T.
Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada.

Neurological deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) and in experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) show demyelination of the nerve fibers, which are responsible for transmission of signals. The myelin appears to be attacked by the cells ...
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Brain Rewired Itself

No MS connection, but interesting that the brain was able to rewire itself.

Man's brain rewired itself after car crash severed nerve connections: doctors

Jul. 04, 2006

Provided by: Canadian Press

(AP) - Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart ...
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