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Thank You All

I've read many of the threads and am learning so much from all of you on so many levels. I wanted to thank you all for your candor and the opportunity to learn from you all.

In all humility.

Thank You All
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BTG Initiates Clinical Study of Novel Multiple Sclerosis Treatment 06 March 2008

BTG plc, the life sciences company, announces that dosing has commenced in a Phase I clinical study of BGC20-0134, a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis.

The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will assess the pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic and safety profiles of single and multiple oral doses of BGC20-0134 in healthy volunteers.

Louise Makin, BTG's chief executive officer, commented: "The effective treatment of multiple sclerosis ...
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Mitochondrial Disease, Thimerosal and Links to MS

Watching conference regarding first ever award to the family of a little girl in Georgia diagnosed with autism, set off by vaccines with thimerosal which activated mitochondrial disorder, a maternally inherited disease. ... gD8V7I5FO0

Mitochondrial Disorder has been linked to Multiple Sclerosis

Mitochondrial disorder manifests in the following way-

"The process of converting food and oxygen (fuel) into energy requires ...
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Human endogenous retroviruses again

I could SWEAR I had posted this last night, but right at this moment it's probably mystifying readers of a forum about using mayonnaise during foreplay. I'll try and remember what I said: something about human endogenous retroviruses beings sequences of viral DNA which have become incorporated into our own genome. Up to this point I had heard that only very few were capable of producing a viable viral particle, but this abstract talks about ...
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Pixantrone to be Studied in Phase I/II Trial for Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis 06 March 2008

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) announced today that its investigational drug pixantrone will be studied in a multicenter phase I/II trial initiated by the Fondation Charcot Stichting, in Brussels, Belgium, which sponsors a consortium of centers involved in studying new therapies for the treatment for multiple sclerosis. This study will enroll patients with aggressive relapsing remitting (RR) or secondary progressive ...
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Lipoatrophy Survey

Of all of you who are on Copaxone and how old you are and if you're male or female. I've heard that males tend to get it less, or not at all, and I was just wondering.
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Avonex in Canada

I'm lucky enough to be able to work, which I cherish! I've noticed that a lot of people with MS cannot work, and I'm not looking forward to my turn. Because I work, I make sure to take the Avonex shot on a Friday or Saturday night, just in case it kicks my butt (which is known to happen with me, in this short time).
I just started Avonex, it will be my third shot ...
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The American Academy of Neurology holds its annual conference next month. A number of MS trials will be reporting results etc. One of the key lectures is by Moses Rodriguez and looks very interesting:

Moses Rodriguez, MD, FAAN,Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Moses Rodriguez is a nationally recognized multiple sclerosis expert. He is Professor of Neurology and Immunology and holds the Mildred A. and Henry Uihlein II Professorship in Medical Research at Mayo Clinic College of ...
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Dignan - drugs report


If you had followed my advice you could be cuddling up to Jimmylegs on your sofa tonight. My advice was ignored. As you sit in your home alone I thought you might want something to do. Here is a report for you to read.

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Revimmune vs Stem Cell Therapy

I am curious why some are choosing revimmune over Stem Cell therapy.
I am currently deciding between the 2. I have had MS for about 15 years with an EDSS of 1.5

I see my neuro this thursday and want to discuess how I can get into one of these studies. Where I live they are doing the Stem Cell Therapy, sounds pretty much the same as the revimmune except one you get stem cells ...
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