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Hello! Newbie here!

Hi,

My name is George, I'm 25 and I am in the process of being diagnosed. I have been told to expect a diagnosis of MS but have not had the diagnosis because the neurologist I first saw didn't want to get involved as I was moving.

I first developed Optic Neuritis in my R eye in April and in October I developed a number of other symptoms which can be summed up as my ...
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Delicate Protein Balance Behind Immune System Response Uncov

I think this is new...

TOL

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 214715.htm


Delicate Protein Balance Behind Immune System Response Uncovered

ScienceDaily (Dec. 10, 2007) — A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the protein interactions involved in the immune system process that fights infection yet, in certain inflammatory diseases, runs amok and attacks friendly tissue.

The Penn team, led by Christopher Hunter, chair of ...
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An Eye Question

Alright, I think I'm at the point where my ON eye is not getting any better. My question would be will the bad vision in my left eye cause my right eye to strain itself? Should I see an ophthalmologist to get glasses or something?

Not only am I knew to my MS but also to vision problems, it used to be perfect and I've never had problems before this.
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Interferon Beta 1-A + Doxycycline

Combination Therapy With Interferon Beta-1a and Doxycycline in Multiple Sclerosis 10 December 2007

A preliminary study suggests that combining a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis with an antibiotic may slow the progress of the disease, according to an article posted online today that will appear in the February 2008 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

“Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated disorder that affects genetically susceptible individuals ...
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Remyelination

Mice again I know but maybe it will lead to something... It is from the Mayo Clinic

December 09, '07: Antibody Repairs Myelin Sheath in Multiple Sclerosis
Category: M.S. Research Study Reports Posted by: stuart
Obtained from the Virtual Medical Ctr website


Antibody Repairs Myelin Sheath in Multiple Sclerosis


Abstract
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a human antibody administered in a single low dose in laboratory mouse models can repair myelin, the insulating covering ...
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MS Blood Test?

Hey everyone and glad i found this forum. I was reading on the Phoenix Business Journal about a company in Tucson (MSDx) that had developed a Blood test for MS where you won't need an MRI or Spinal Tap for a diagnosis. Has anyone or their doctor(s) heard about this yet.

I went to their web site for more info and they didn't state a time frame on this. I'll post the article also but ...
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FTY 720 Trial for PPMS Shaping Up?

Does anyone know if Novartis has published the protocol for the arm of the FTY 720 study involving primary progressive patients? Where I can look it up? The trial should start recruiting in January so surely the information is somewhere!

PS: Do you guys agree the research looks good?
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Southfield workshop uses yoga to ease MS

"Krentzin credits the yoga class with improving her balance and reducing her fatigue and pain. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease that affects the central nervous system.

"So many people think they can't do this, but they can," Krentzin said. "For me to be able to do this is a big thing."

Link
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Peer review process

(This is somewhat off-topic from the original thread "EBV and MS" so I moved it out.)

Bob,

Regarding the peer review process: Arrr!!! Me thinks you have some misgivings about the pirates' code!

Some might think of it as a necessary evil, but overall it works well. What would be the alternatives? You have a boiling pot of good and bad science, big egos versus bigger egos, lots of time and careers invested with publication ...
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