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Question for Lyndacarol??

Hi Lyndacarol,

I read your post on SIXSIX's thread concerning hypoglycemia and I wanted to ask you a couple of questions.

One of the strange things that happened to my husband after his diagnosis of MS was a change in his metabolism (that might not be the right term, but I am not well versed in this metabolism/insulin stuff).

Before dx, he really never HAD to eat. Of course, he did, but it never was ...
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Jellyfish and neuroprotection

Brain Research Supports Drug Development From Jellyfish Protein

With the research support from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Wisconsin biotech company has found that a compound from a protein found in jellyfish is neuro-protective and may be effective in treating neurodegenerative diseases.

Testing of aequorin has yielded promising results, said Mark Y. Underwood of Quincy Bioscience located in Madison. Researcher James Moyer, Jr., an assistant professor at UW-Milwaukee, subjected brain cells to the "lab" equivalent ...
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Research

WARNING - For those who have issues with the NMSS please don't read any further.

Dear all,

The NMSS is pumping a vast amount of $s into MS research. I have had good impressions of the NMSS having had correspondence with their head and their director of research. The NMSS also is happy to fund overseas researchers such as one of my neuros, Prof Giovannoni, and other top dogs at Cambridge.

Here is a list ...
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a new twist for LC!

okay lc get ready for your mind to explode.

you know how your doc said there is no medicine to lower insulin? but then it turns out naltrexone does it? okay here's how you can also help your body from cranking it out - using dietary measures, which apparently also don't exist, whatever...

so here we go. this is an introductory excerpt from a little read that really freaked me out:

http://www.rense.com/general67/msg.htm

MSG - The ...
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Genes / environment interaction

The term genes / environment interaction seems to be the buzz phrase at the moment. Here is another Canadian researcher looking at the issue. Professor Ebers is another Canadian MS researcher looking at genes - his project which is being funded by the UK MS Society should finish at the end of the year. Details in the link provided below this article.

Ian


Scientist outlines genetics, MS link

As a teenager, Dessa Sadovnick screened ...
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IL-23

Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments

By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter


THURSDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A newly discovered gene may help protect carriers against Crohn's disease and colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) that affect an estimated one million Americans, researchers say.

The gene produces a protein that's key to a cellular receptor for interleukin-23 (IL-23), a protein involved in the body's inflammatory processes, explains a report published in the Oct. 27 issue ...
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new job

so i finally got a job in australia, just weeks before i'm due to leave :roll: - a part time one with an agency so i can say yes or no to whichever jobs come up.

the agency is on campus and it's called eco-jobs and mostly it involves going into natural areas (spiders, snakes and all) and weeding out all the invasive plants, some toxic, ...
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Recent research

This is some recently published research that looks at the possible mechanism of what happens when Tysabri is used. Interesting to say the least.

Harry

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Vol. 63 No. 10, October 2006
Arch Neurol. 2006;63:1383-1387.


Altered CD4+/CD8+ T-Cell Ratios in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Natalizumab-Treated Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Background Treatment with natalizumab, a monoclonal antibody against the adhesion molecule very late activation antigen 4, an 41 integrin, was recently associated with the development of progressive ...
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Hi all

Just found this site surfing, looks like a good find. 46 F with RRMS. Doing the Avonex thing. To be honest, I hate giving myself shots (hands are numb & ackward) and I don't know how long I will be able to force myself to keep it up. For awhile there I had the excuse of not being able to afford it but God was kind (?) and that problem not an issue at this ...
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