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MS Web cast

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This web cast on MS produced by the Quebec Division of the MS Society of Canada, will provide insights on multiple sclerosis, the possible causes, the symptoms and the different forms of the disease. This short presentation held by expert panelists is specifically designed for people living with MS, their families and caregivers.

The speakers include:

* Dr. Pierre Duquette, Neurologist, Director of the MS Clinic, Notre-Dame Hospital
* Dr. Jack ...
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Question on stem cells

A question on stem cells answered by Dr Jack Antel.

Q :

Is there any stem cell research taking place in multiple sclerosis?

A :
“Stem cells” can be broadly defined as cells which retain the potential to develop into mature cell types. These can be classified into two major categories:
Ø cells that retain the capacity to develop into any cell type (“pleuripotential stem cells”)
Ø cells that can only develop into nervous system ...
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Bone Marrow Transplantation

The following appeared on the Canada MS Society 'Ask an Expert' section. The answer was given by Dr Mark Freedman who is oversseing the project. It's good to see that those who have been througt it have not seen a recurrence of their MS and some have seen improvements.


Q :

A few months ago I saw a program on W-5 about MS patients who were undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Can you tell me ...
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Stem cell therapeutics

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. ("SCT") is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent 7,048,934 to the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Stem Cell Therapeutics Inc. The patent, entitled "Combined Regulation of Neural Cell Production", protects novel methods of treating patients suffering from a variety of central nervous system (CNS) disorders including stroke, brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and others.

The combined regulation method of neural cell production ...
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joint pain - offer any ideas?

I promise. Someday I will stop asking just questions about MY OWN problems and actually contribute productively to these forums. But I am still awaiting an appointment with the UCSF MS clinic and I'm just hanging out feeling worried.

The scenario: I've been on ABX, during the last Flagyl pulse I had "yelping" pains in some joints (wrists, knees, neck) which stopped as suddenly as they came. Now they've come back, without Flagyl, at a ...
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"Stem Cell Swindle"

The BBC has broadcast an expose of Biomark now trading in Europe as ACT (Zurich), well worth a listen.

Award-winning medical journalist Matthew Hill investigates the people and the companies offering stem cell treatment. He looks at case studies that provide disturbing results.

To listen you will need to have a programme called RealPlayer installed
on your computer. Download it from our the BBC help page -
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Ask the expert

The Canadian MS Society website has added a useful ask the expert section.

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I posted previously about weird side effects with Avonex.

Now, my GP seems to think I may have labrythinitis and a viral infection (both not treatable) - all based on what I told her, no actual exmainastion! Apparently I just have to wait it out and let it run its course.

Anyway, I decided to keep on with the injections.

Went to see the physio during the week as I felt was though my ...
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LDN Study results on Crohn's published

A big accomplishment for the LDN community-- with hopes that a similar, more strenuous, trial is conducted for MS'ers.

Crohn's Trial for Low Dose Naltrexone
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Happy birthday

I'm not on Avonex, but it's good to see that Biogen are celebrating its tenth anniversary.


AVONEX(R), the Most Prescribed Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Worldwide, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

May 19th - Biogen Idec today marks the 10th anniversary of AVONEX(R) (Interferon beta-1a), the most prescribed multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy worldwide, as the company's CEO James Mullen, rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. AVONEX, manufactured by Biogen Idec, was approved for relapsing forms of ...
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