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Experiences with Tysabri

This is a call for our members who currently are, or previously have taken, Tysabri for the treatment of MS to please share your experiences with the therapy at a new project that has sprung out of our work at This is MS, aptly titled "the Experience Project"

Born out of our experiences (no pun intended) here at This is MS, where a wonderful community has formed based (originally) on shared and common experience, the ...
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My Neuro is presenting the following paper at the AAN convention next week in San Diego. Interesting, given the discussions here on endocrine involvement in MS. BTW, I am a male PPMSer with low Testosterone...

Decreased Serum Testosterone Levels in Multiple Sclerosis

Elena V. Simon, Ilir Topalli, Amir Touray, Saud A. Sadiq, New York, NY

OBJECTIVE: To determine if serum testosterone levels are altered in multiple sclerosis (MS). BACKGROUND: MS disease severity and progression ...
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Stem cells and hydrogels

Not MS-specific, but looks like an important step in figuring out how to fix severly damaged spinal cords...

Jell-O Fix for Spinal Cords

By Elizabeth Svoboda - Mar 29, 2006 - Stem cells embedded in futuristic materials may heal decades-old spinal cord injuries and rescue patients from paralysis, if recent experiments in rodents can be replicated in humans.

Stem cells have cured many rats of spinal cord injuries, but the treatment has yet to benefit ...
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Teriflunomide phase II update

An update on a phase II study of teriflunomide...

A Phase II study of the safety and efficacy of teriflunomide in multiple sclerosis with relapses.

Neurology. 2006 Mar 28;66(6):894-900.
O'Connor PW, Li D, Freedman MS, Bar-Or A, Rice GP, Confavreux C, Paty DW, Stewart JA, Scheyer R; Teriflunomide Multiple Sclerosis Trial Group; University of British Columbia MS/MRI Research Group.
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

BACKGROUND: Teriflunomide, a dihydro-orotate dehydrogenase ...
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More rats more walking

Canadian researchers use stem cells to help spinal-cord injured rats walk

TORONTO (CP) - Canadian researchers have used stem cells to repair spinal cord damage in laboratory rats, restoring significant mobility in the animals and bringing the search for a human therapy another step closer.

A team led by Toronto neuroscientist Dr. Michael Fehlings extracted stem cells from adult mice, which were transplanted into rats whose spines had been crushed. The stem cells developed into ...
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Neurovax news

The additions to the board are impressive e.g Antel and Bourdette. These T-Reg cells keep cropping up and were mentioned in the Zenapax (Dacluzimab) article recently posted.

PS Where has my workmate Dignan gone? Good to see that Dunmann is taking up the slack. This time next week I will be in Mauritius so I'll be expecting Dignan to start getting his hands dirty again.


Prestigious Board to Guide Research and Development of NeuroVax(TM) ...
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Inspiring Images

The glass and clay work you can see below was done by Ella, currently being treated by David Wheldon, and her mother, Michèle.

Click on the picture.

I have made no reference to MSi because someone of only 26 doesn't want to be known by her illness but by her person. If anyone would like to send Michele a message on CPn Help to pass on to Ella, who is feeling rather depressed in a ...
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The company behind Tovaxin are presenting data at a conference in early May
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Zenapax (Daclizumab)

Hopes raised for effectiveness of Multiple Sclerosis drug

A national research team led by the University of Cincinnati's Bibiana Bielekova, MD, report new insights into how anti-rejection drug helps MS patients
Discovery of the mechanism of a drug being tested for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) has revealed that it's not only more effective than first thought, but might also help in the management of other autoimmune diseases, organ transplant rejection and even cancer. ...
Read more : Zenapax (Daclizumab) | Views : 2140 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

Mononucleosis increases risk of multiple sclerosis

Mononucleosis increases risk of multiple sclerosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), resulting in infectious mononucleosis, which primarily effects adolescents and young adults, more than doubles the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, results of a large review of studies suggest.

"Multiple sclerosis is a complicated disease, probably caused by a combination of factors," lead author Evan L. Thacker from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, told ...
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