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Hurrican Wilma knocked out power to our data center and likewise, the backup generators failed (what, one wonders, is the point of having them then??). The upshot was almost 48 hours of down time.

We're glad to be back and thank you for your patience through this situation.
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Not Sure

I have been taking LDN for almost 8 months now . I wish i could say that i was better but the pain in my legs is back and the spasiticty in them is getting brutal. It seemed for about the first half(4 months) of the LDN that the pain was much better as well as the spasiticity but has gradually been getting worse.I am at the point now where i wonder if it is ...
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Schering profits up

It's good to see that some benefit from MS. Schering, who manufacture Betaferon, have posted better than expected profits. Betaferon sales have increased by 8%. Not sure if that means that more people are being diagnosed with this disease and are being put on treatment or that they have put their prices up.
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Gender and brain disease

Interesting article for the BBC website
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MS trials

There must be more MS trials on-going than there are sufferers. Here is a list for all of you in the US. Annoyingly, many are trials of the CRAB treatments - which we all know have limited efficacy. It doesn't matter how many trials they hold on these drugs - the performance will remain moderate at best. I suppose the manufacturers are using their financial muscle to entice more users.

The only new-comers I can ...
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MS Presentation

Dear all,

The main purpose of this site is to educate and inform those with this disease. There are so many questions as this is a complex disease.

Attached is a video presentation given by Dr Gavin Giovannoni - he is a recipient of one of the large NMSS grants announced in August. I was also referred to him for a second opinion and was impressed by him. He specialises in MS. The presntation lasts ...
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Don't cry HarryZ

Biogen are confident that Tysabri could be back by June 2006.

Get ready to sell you Biogen shares HarryZ :lol:
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FDA approve stem cell transplant

FDA has approved trial of stem cell transplants for Batten's disease. Fingers crossed for the kids affected by this awful disease.

Hopefully they will do well and such transplants will be trialled for other neurological diseases.
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Four categories

The following article appeared On the Boston Cure Project website today. Based on MRIs, it categorises those with MS into four groups:

- low inflammation / high atrophy
- low inflammation / low atrophy
- high inflammation / high atrophy
- high inflammation / low atrophy

As most of you know 'atrophy' (brain tissue loss) - scares the pants of me. If there is a God - please let me be in the low inflammation ...
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