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January 14, 2007

Spice Healer

An ingredient in curry shows promise for treating Alzheimer's, cancer and other diseases

By Gary Stix

Searching for new drugs by milling through ancient folk pharmacopoeia or by just picking a plant while walking in the woods has a decidedly checkered history. Many well-established therapeutic compounds originated in trees, shrubs, mollusks, even dirt. Aspirin came from willow bark, cholesterol-lowering statins from a mold, and the antimalarial artemisinin from a shrub ...
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Who to contact?

I work for the National MS Society. We are in the process of issuing update notices to our referral sites about a change in our URL. Is there someone I can email this communication to directly? I was not sure if you wanted this communication posted in a public forum.

Please advise.
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LC and acidophilus

LC how are you doing now that you're on the acidophilus? any improvement?
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Not diagnosed...Yet!

Hey all,

I am so glad to have found this site. I have been reading a bit and see that there are others in the same boat as I am and it makes me feel better that I am not alone in this. :)

I am a 27 year old single mother of 3. About 5 years ago after a car accident my docs did an MRI ...
Read more : Not diagnosed...Yet! | Views : 2389 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Introductions

CBS News Wed. Jan. 17

I don't know if anyone else saw the CBS evening news on Wed. but the subject was the human brain. I think Katie said it was part of a week long series on the topic. The two main subtopics seemed to be brain atrophy due to aging and neuro. diseases such as Altzheimers and dementia. They reported on research that apparently shows that these problems could be slowed down or even reversed. The answer seems ...
Read more : CBS News Wed. Jan. 17 | Views : 1279 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

Fantastic MS research summary

This might be my favorite research summary of all time. Nice, brief overview of MS at the beginning, followed by a description of every experimental treatment type and all the representative clinical trials for each type of treatment. A lot to absorb, but worth the effort I think.

Immunotherapeutic Approaches in MS: Update on Pathophysiology and
Emerging Agents or Strategies 2006

Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders - Drug ...
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Stem Cells Regenerate Damaged Nerves ... ne&storyID

Stem cells nurture damaged spine: study
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:21 AM ET

BOSTON (Reuters) - Human embryonic stem cells can help regenerate damaged nerves in rats, producing compounds that
nurture nerve cells and stimulate the growth of new ones, Geron Corp. said on Wednesday.

The company's stock rose on the news, published in the journal Stem Cells and Development.

Geron had earlier reported ...
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Hello from MA

At the beginning of Nov '06, I woke up one day with numbness in my legs, they worked fine, they were just numb. I thought I had possibly slept wrong etc.... But after a few days I mentioned it to my husband and he insisted I see my doctor. After meeting with my doctor, and having her consult a neurologist it was decided that blood work and an MRI would be done ASAP. When I ...
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Gait disorders

Not quite sure what is being trialled!

Victhom Human Bionics announces the start of patient enrolment for its Neurostep(TM) clinical trial

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. announces today that it received approval from the Ethics Review Board of the rehabilitation center where its clinical trial on gait disorders will be held. The Company received its Investigational Testing Authorization in December 2006 from Health Canada. The Neurostep(TM) is designed to treat, through neuromodulation, gait disorders (e.g., ...
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Parasites - one for Lyon

Parasitic infection is found to benefit MS patients

Patients with multiple sclerosis who also happen to have an intestinal parasite appear to have significantly fewer relapses and better outcomes than other MS patients, a new study found.

The finding suggests that when the body's immune system is occupied with an external threat, it might be less likely to misfire, which happens in conditions known as autoimmune disorders. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that ...
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