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New animal model

A Beautiful New Model For MS
05 Sep 2006

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the cells of the brain and spinal cord. MS can cause various symptoms, including depression, pain, and impaired mobility. Although it is clear that MS is caused by cells of the immune system inappropriately attacking the cells of the brain and spinal cord, much remains unknown about the disease. For example, what triggers the immune cells to attack; ...
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TENS machine

Hello out there fellow MSers! Has anyone heard of or tried using a TENS machine to rebuild a muscle or muscle group? The central nervous system is affected, often the peripheral nerves are preserved. A Tens machine should function and help build muscle strength it seems. I am thinking of trying it. So, your experience would be greatly appreciated, thanks. Carolew :?
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Statins etc

The UK MS Society provides information on leading UK MS researchers. Attached is the current profile on their website, which is of interest because it mentions statins and also his view that combo treatments are probably the way forward. Although for the life of me I can't imagine anything more boring than studying the blood brain barrier for 16 years (more than some 'life sentences' for murder!). I bet he has some riveting conversations over ...
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Neuroprotectants 2005-2020

Drugs from Astrazeneca/Renovis and Sanofi-Aventis Have the Potential to Revolutionize the Treatment of Several Neurologic Indications

Tuesday September 5, 8:00 am ET

New Drug Launches Will Propel Neuroprotectant Sales to Nearly $3 Billion in 2020, According to a New Report from Decision Resources

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that neuroprotectants, including drugs from AstraZeneca/Renovis and Sanofi-Aventis, ...
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My doctor wants me to start Novantrone. I am a little leary about this. It has some pretty sacry side feects. My doctor old me that he had some patients try LSN and none of them found it to be helpful. Anyone that has tried or is on Novantrone, I would apprecaite comments.
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Medicare part B

I have read all posts and have not found the answer to my question. Maybe, somebody here knows.

Medicare part "B" will cover Ty. How much of the 2,8?? will they pay? The infusion center will also charge. Is that covered?

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copaxone with abx and other questions

I think this has already been addressed, but just to clarify: is there any reason the abx protocol can't be intiated while also on copaxone? Are there any contraindications or other reasons why this would not be advisable?

A little background: I was dx in Dec. '03 at age 34 (but had symptoms at least 7 years prior). Tried avonex and it was a disaster. Did copaxone for 5 months and then went off to ...
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Working with MS


We just made our latest free educational booklet available via PDF. It's called 'Working with Multiple Sclerosis'. It was written by one of our supporters who coaches people with chronic illnesses (and has MS herself). It covers issues and tips for dealing with a career when you have MS (although most of it would apply to any chronic illness).

You can get it here:

- Art
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