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I am opening this thread to discuss possible connections between the material on the CCVI thread in the general discussion forum and CPn.

Rather than quote all the material for that 16 page forum thread, I'll assume readers have read the discussion over there, found here

1. Zamboni did blinded research on large numbers of patients in three studies that shows venous abnormalities in 100% of MS ...
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Doxy plus interferon

Here's a BBC story on how doxycycline improved outcomes when, used alongside interferon in patients how had been poor responders to the interferon alone

Notice no body said word one about resistance .......... :wink:
The researchers believe that doxycycline, a member of the tetracycline family of antibiotics, may block an enzyme which destroys nerve cells, thus protecting the brain and ...
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MBP8298 no use for RRMS

Dirucotide (MBP8298) Phase II Study fails to meet primary endpoints in Multiple Sclerosis patients 30 January 2009

BioMS Medical Corp. announced that the MINDSET-01 study, an exploratory phase II clinical trial evaluating dirucotide in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple Sclerosis or MS failed to meet primary endpoints, annualized relapse rate or associated secondary MRI endpoints.

Further, the company said Dirucotide did meet mean change from baseline in the Expanded Disability Status Scale and the Multiple ...
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Promising stem cells trial results (in humans)

I posted this in the stem cell section, but thought it would be of general interest.

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A model of neurodegeneration

This research could be very important for us if the model of neurodegeneration / axonal degeneration that they have developed applies to MS.

New Pathway is a Common Thread in Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases

January 29, 2009 - How are neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's initiated, and why is age the major risk factor? A recent study of a protein called MOCA (Modifier of Cell Adhesion), carried out at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, provides ...
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Stem Cell Study (found on the Drudge Report) ... _article=1

Stem cells transplanted into early-phase multiple sclerosis patients stabilised, and in some cases reversed, the debilitating neurological disorder, according to a study published Friday.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that impairs movement and coordination, while causing muscle weakness, cognitive impairment, slurred speech and vision problems.

Certain drugs can retard or roll back symptoms during in the initial phase of the disease's spread.

But in ...
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rats but more success

Transplanted adult stem cells have been found to reverse paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in lab rats, a new study finds.

The study, headed up by Miodrag Stojkovic, deputy director and head of the Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory at Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe in Spain, involved transplanting so-called progenitor stem cells from the lining of rats' spinal cords into rodents with serious spinal cord injuries.

The rats recovered significant motor activity one week after ...
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Another worm story

Everyone is getting on the worm bandwagon. This article includes a nice image of Lyon's lady wife.
Read more : Another worm story | Views : 3039 | Replies : 14 | Forum : General Discussion

'American Idol' invades Salt Lake C

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American Idol heads to Salt Lake City for tonight's audition episode. That's David Archuleta's hometown, in case you had forgotten.

Ryan Seacrest tells us they were hoping to find the next generation of the Osmonds. Lo and behold, David Osmond is 29 and the son of Alan Osmond, "the oldest of the performing Osmonds." The we learn that his father had to stop performing because he has multiple sclerosis, which is followed by the ...
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