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Interferons

Here is some research on the beta-interferons.

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... _with.html

More importantly, I met Jaded today and treated her to lunch (nothing to do with Valentines day tomorrow - I'm very happily married and just a generous kind of guy). Last month I met Raven and treated him to a coffee (another example of my generosity). It's really nice to put a face to the posters on this site. ...
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Axonal protection

Dear all,

It is now generally accepted that the loss of / damage to axons is the cause of permanent disability in MS. The drugs companies have focused primarily on therapies to reduce relapses / inflammation. Thankfully, there are academic researchers looking into other therapies. Attached is a summary of work being done by Professor Ken Smith in the UK on axonal protection. He says his work has identified a therapy to slow axonal degenration ...
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Promising info on Symadex

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thisisms

Dear all,

'This is MS is an unbiased, unaffiliated site dedicated to eradicating Multiple Sclerosis. We offer an open-minded approach to *all* potentially viable treatments, ranging from the FDA-approved disease-modifying drugs such as Copaxone to alternative treatments such as Low Dose Naltrexone'.

The great strength of this site is that it is not associated with any ms drugs companies or any particular therapies. Anyone visiting the site can look into a range of therapies e.g. ...
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Virus-induced autoimmunity

This abstract seems to do a really good job of summing up a reasonable explanation for virus-induced autoimmunity...



Multiple sclerosis and virus induced immune responses: Autoimmunity can be primed by molecular mimicry and augmented by bystander activation.

Autoimmunity. 2006 Feb;39(1):9-19.
McCoy L, Tsunoda I, Fujinami RS.
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, 30 North 1900 East, Room 3R330, Salt Lake City, UT, 84132 2305, USA.

Polymicrobial infections have been associated with plausible ...
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Bits and pieces

Dear all,

Today the MS nurse came round to teach me to inject, I asked her lots of questions as she knew most of the MS consultants working at the Institute of Neurology in London and has been working with MS patients for years and years.

- I found the injection fine (using the auto-injector). I am now waiting for the flu symptoms.

- My area in London is where Aimspro (goats serum) was given ...
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New here


Hi new to your board so here is the run down.

My name is Paul, male, 54, married with 4 kids. Two older and on their own sort of and two teenagers still at home.

I live about 35 miles southwest of Cleveland Ohio.

I have been sick for about 3 years and in December 2005,I was told in all probability PPMS and the doctor is concerned about the rapid progression.

He mentioned trying ...
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The USFDA needs your emails or faxes by February 28, 2006!

For information how you can support our worthy cause and join our spirit rally on March 7th please visit this website at:

http://mspatientsforchoice.org/index.htm

It's not about just any old, ineffective, or dangerous MS drugs! It's all about willing, well informed, and individual freedom of choice! If you experienced Tysabri or just wish to have your MS patient voice heard by the USFDA AC on March 7th please visit mspatientsforchoice ...


 

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