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Low news days

Dear all,

MS news is thin at the moment. At the end of this week the Australian MS Society is holding a conference about prevention possibilities so, hopefully, some news will be forthcoming. Next week the American Neurology Association is holding its annual conference so there might be some news as drugs companies usually provide details of their trials at such events.

In the meantime, two articles - one an account of living with MS ...
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Accuracy Questions in MRI Diagnosis

Questions Over Accuracy Of MRI In Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis


The accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not sufficient to rule in or rule out a diagnosis of MS with a high degree of certainty, finds a study published online by the BMJ.

MRI has been adopted in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the recommended criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Although its accuracy has ...
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Induction and blockage of oligodendrogenesis

Clarifying Controversy In Multiple Sclerosis


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a crippling autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in which the protective nerve cell coating called myelin is damaged. Although uncontrolled CNS inflammation by immune cells called microglia (MG) and production of the protein TNF-alpha are considered important causes of demyelination and loss of nerve (neuron) function in MS, there is evidence to suggest that a controlled inflammatory response may actually restore damaged myelin ...
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Low dose pesticides

Here's an interesting discussion from the BBC's Farming Today This Week programme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/fttw

You hear a contributor, a lady with MS, describing a cluster of people, 5 in all, from a small village in the South of England each of whom contracted MS. She attributes this to the use and drift of pesticides locally.
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2nd MSRC Stem Cell Therapy Chat Session

Dear All,

It is becoming obvious that there is a great need and demand for another of our very successful SCT live chat sessions, therefore I would like to propose next Sunday 2nd April at 6.30pm UK Summer time. If you are abroad I am not sure what time that will be for you as not sure when individual countries change their clocks. To give you some idea I am posting this at 3.55pm uk ...
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acupuncture

has anyone tried acupuncture for ms? trying to find out more on the topic. seems it could help w/energy and lessening pain.. linda
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marble on mri

seems we're all in hibernation for the winter. just wanted to check in on how everyone is doing.

had an mri w/contrast recently. number and location of white spots were unchanged... but a spot on the left side of my brain showed up. neuro said it's about the size of a marble, and definitely active disease. have been feeling worse for a while.

neuro leaving meds (statin, copaxone, cymbalta) the same. few if any new ...
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Balls

Maybe I'm being over-sensitive but would women really want their brains repaired with stem-cells from testicles?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4841786.stm
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NNZ-2566

This is one of the drugs in the pipeline at Neuren. It is a neuro-protective drug and pre-clinical results look promising. I think it has just entered into Phase 1 human trials.

See 22 March news on the company's website.

Let's hope that the human trial results are as good

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Epidemiology Task Force

An epidemiology task force is being set up to look at numbers with MS / clusters etc.


http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Research-2006Mar24.asp
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