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joint pain - offer any ideas?

I promise. Someday I will stop asking just questions about MY OWN problems and actually contribute productively to these forums. But I am still awaiting an appointment with the UCSF MS clinic and I'm just hanging out feeling worried.

The scenario: I've been on ABX, during the last Flagyl pulse I had "yelping" pains in some joints (wrists, knees, neck) which stopped as suddenly as they came. Now they've come back, without Flagyl, at a ...
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"Stem Cell Swindle"

The BBC has broadcast an expose of Biomark now trading in Europe as ACT (Zurich), well worth a listen.

Award-winning medical journalist Matthew Hill investigates the people and the companies offering stem cell treatment. He looks at case studies that provide disturbing results.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/noscript.shtml?/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/stemcellswindle

To listen you will need to have a programme called RealPlayer installed
on your computer. Download it from our the BBC help page -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/audiohelp.shtml
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Ask the expert

The Canadian MS Society website has added a useful ask the expert section.


Ian

http://www.msanswers.ca/?L=2
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Fatigue?

Hi

I posted previously about weird side effects with Avonex.

Now, my GP seems to think I may have labrythinitis and a viral infection (both not treatable) - all based on what I told her, no actual exmainastion! Apparently I just have to wait it out and let it run its course.

Anyway, I decided to keep on with the injections.

Went to see the physio during the week as I felt was though my ...
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LDN Study results on Crohn's published

A big accomplishment for the LDN community-- with hopes that a similar, more strenuous, trial is conducted for MS'ers.

Crohn's Trial for Low Dose Naltrexone
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Happy birthday

I'm not on Avonex, but it's good to see that Biogen are celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Ian

AVONEX(R), the Most Prescribed Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Worldwide, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

May 19th - Biogen Idec today marks the 10th anniversary of AVONEX(R) (Interferon beta-1a), the most prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy worldwide, as the company's CEO James Mullen, rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. AVONEX, manufactured by Biogen Idec, was approved for relapsing forms of ...
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Allon drugs

Scientific Paper Confirms Mechanism of Allon's Drugs

Allon Therapeutics Inc., The Neuro Protection Company(TM), today announced that results of a preclinical study published in the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience demonstrate that the cellular mechanism that gives neuroprotective properties to its clinical-stage products also occurs in the Company's pipeline of preclinical-stage product candidates.
Dr. Illana Gozes, Chief Scientific Officer of Allon and the corresponding author for the study, said the neuroprotective activity of the Company's ...
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WHO clinical trials database

uuuuuhhhhh...is it just me or is this WHO clinical trials database about 30 years overdue?!



Pharma firms told to end secrecy in drug trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuffed requests from the pharmaceutical industry to tone down its plans for openness in drug testing.

Industry groups had asked for critical details about clinical trials to be omitted from a new WHO database, which will bring together information on trials from around the world ...
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EBV / MS Think Tank

Dear all,

On Friday I am attending the EBV / MS Think Tank which is taking place in London, UK. The event starts at 10.00am and runs to 5.30pm. The morning sessions are presentations covering a range of issues such as "EBV and other putative autoimmune diseases", "Immunology of MS and EBV", and "Anti-viral agents targeting EBV". It's being led by Dr Gavin Giovannoni, Reader in Clinical Neuroimmunology (a recipient of one of the large ...
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p75NTR

Mentions other brain disease, so I'm assuming MS included.

The really interesting bit is:

"In further tests, the research team discovered that the compounds can also inhibit the death of oligodendrocytes, the cells in the central nervous system that form myelin, the insulating sheath surrounding nerve cells.

Normally, oligodendrocytes die when exposed to proneurotrophins – precursor forms of neurotrophins that have been implicated as agents of tissue damage in multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and ...
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