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Small molecules

As technology improves, more will be understood about this disease and hopefully better therapeutic targets will be identified.

The NMSS has produced its Summer/Fall research bulletin. Here is the section on small molecules - Dr Giovannoni is one of my neuros and is doing work in this area.

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Good Info on the risks of MS Drugs

Here's a link to a PDF meant for Healthcare Providers on the management of risk associated with the different MS drugs, from the 2006 AAN conference. Some of it is pretty alarming, especially the info on Novantrone and Tysabri...
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Another Campath update

Interesting update on the status of Campath

Genzyme bets Campath to be blockbuster

July 25, 2006 - Reuters - Genzyme is optimistic its cancer drug Campath will become a blockbuster if it is approved to treat multiple sclerosis, a senior executive said.

Campath, which is currently approved to treat B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a rare blood cancer, generated minimal sales in 2005.

But if the drug is approved for multiple sclerosis it could generate annual ...
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Accidental discovery regrows Myelin

I saw this in our local paper (Hamilton, Ontario), it doesn't mention MS but does sound interesting. So I thought I would pass it along. The McMaster mentioned is McMaster University Medical Centre

Paralyzed rats walk after Mac treatment

Researchers' feat could help humans
By Joanna Frketich
The Hamilton Spectator
(Jul 24, 2006)
McMaster researchers are a step closer to curing paralysis after accidentally discovering how to regrow nerve casings required for the brain and ...
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Epigenetics pops up again

A study about frequency of parents transmitting MS to their children. They don't claim to understand why, but epigenetics is mentioned.

Men With Multiple Sclerosis Pass Disease to Offspring More Often Than Women in Families With Multiple Cases of Disease, Study Finds

July 24 (AScribe Newswire) -- According to a new study, men transmit multiple sclerosis (MS) to their children 2.2 times more often than women in families where the father or mother and a ...
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Pioglitazone (Actos) Reactions Please

I have a friend that is interested in Pioglitazone (Actos). I saw it listed in the Phase 2 trials. I looked it up, but don't trust just any site on research stats. Anybody hear anything about it, on it, etc? I'd love to hear some input.
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Possible move to USA

Hi everyone
After 18 years of living in lovely Canada, I just can't take the cold anymore. Now that I have MS and know that heat might bother me, I have decided to move to a warmer climate. That's not so dumb if you knew that it was always my dream to live somewhere warmer so that I could go out whenever I want to. It's getting pretty warm around here but I also want ...
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ivig and pinched nerve

started my second month w/intravenousimmunoglobulin drips. has seemed to help, especially w/cognitive. have at least 2 more months of drips.

new major trouble has appeared, which is setting me way back. have been favoring right leg because of ms numbness and heaviness. developed fullblown excruciating pain in left lower back & thigh plus feeling like left leg is numb or falling asleep.. so now have pinched nerve/herniated disc which is probably back to ms acting ...
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Vit D and NZ

Study seeks to link MS and climate
A major New Zealand study into multiple sclerosis (MS) may confirm suspicions that South Islanders are more likely to get the disease than those from the North.
The degenerative disease, which affects an estimated 3500 New Zealanders, appears to strike more often in populations further from the equator, with Scotland reporting one of the highest rates of MS in the world.

A New Zealand study has found people ...
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