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Stearic Acid

A group of researchers in Shanghai seems to be doing a lot of research into the neuroprotective effects of stearic acid.

Neuroprotective effects of stearic acid against toxicity of oxygen/glucose deprivation or glutamate on rat cortical or hippocampal slices.

Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2006 Feb;27(2):145-50.
Wang ZJ, Li GM, Tang WL, Yin M.
School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China.

AIM: To observe the effects of stearic acid, ...
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Pregnancy hormones

Research is coming through thick and fast at the moment.


Pregnancy hormone key to repairing nerve cell damage 19 February 2007

New research offers hope for treatment for multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.

The mystery of why multiple sclerosis (MS) tends to go into remission while women are pregnant may be the secret to overcoming the devastating neurodegenerative disease, according to University of Calgary researchers who have shown that a pregnancy-related hormone ...
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Promoting myelin repair

This sounds interesting, mind you, it would be much more interesting if I was a mouse...

A recombinant human IgM promotes myelin repair after a single, very low dose.

J Neurosci Res. 2007 Feb 15;
Warrington AE, Bieber AJ, Ciric B, Pease LR, Van Keulen V, Rodriguez M.
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

A recombinant human monoclonal IgM, rHIgM22, promotes the synthesis of new ...
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I eliminated my post

I eliminated my post
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IGF-1R in Graves Disease

Possible links with MS?

Researchers Identify Factor In Pathogenesis Of Graves' Disease

Science Daily — Investigators at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) have found evidence that continues to implicate insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R) in the development of Graves' disease.

In previous research published in the Journal of Immunology, Terry J. Smith, M.D. and Raymond Douglas, M.D., Ph.D. have identified the interaction between immunoglobulins and IGF-1R as a ...
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Nerve stuff

Getting On Your Nerves ... And Repairing Them 16 February 2007

In a study to be published in the March 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists from East Carolina University report that a key molecular mechanism, RNA interference (RNAi), plays a role in the regeneration and repair of periphery nerves, which are the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal column. This research may lead to new therapies that manipulate RNAi to ...
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my girlfriend

My girlfriend just broke up with me after 3 years.I have spms and i was diagnosed in 2005 and it has gotten real bad. Today was the worst day ever. Today I hate my life. :( :( :(
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next reading group book

I chose to be patriotic and go with a Canadian collection of short stories:

"Home from the Vinyl Cafe", by Stuart McLean.

It seems to be available at Amazon in the US and UK, not that I'm telling you where to get your might be in libraries too... You can also buy the book from the CBC website. "The Vinyl Cafe" is a weekly radio program and there are a number of story collections ...
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Stem Cell Advances in Treating Alzheimer's and Multiple Scle

I add this link with great skepticism and I suggest that it be read in the same light.

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