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Neuroregeneration and reprogramming

Here are a couple of interesting articles, one on neuroregeneration by silencing growth inhibitors and the other about reprogramming adult cells into stem cells.

Silencing growth inhibitors could help recovery from brain injury
Silencing natural growth inhibitors may make it possible to regenerate nerves damaged by brain or spinal cord injury, finds a study from Children's Hospital Boston. In a mouse study published in the November 7 issue of Science, researchers temporarily silenced genes that ...
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Personal circuit

A circular journey or one which begins and ends at the same place

MS is a circuit for me, there is no moving forward yet, just a continuous loop of symptoms and medicinal trial and error.

I walk in circles, I learn information and then learn that information is wrong. I try new things to feel better then end up feeling worse. I bang my head repeatedly searching for my happy place.

I'm not ...
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I got a job!!!!

I just got a permenant job at the company I have been temping at since last year! I am so so pleased!
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Informative web site

I stumbled across the following web site, and read one of the webcast transcripts. I like the format, in that the host questions experts (ie neurologists). I read the one on ON, even though I have never had ON (that I have known about), and I am now interested in getting an OCT performed.

There is a lot of information on this web site. Including videos, a dictionary, news and more. The transcript on ...
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Hello All, I am having a hard time explaining to my friends and family what MS is like. They nod like they understand but you can tell on their faces and how they change the topic quickly. You would think that living in the city that I do I would find someone else that has MS or atleast a support group. But alas I have yet. I am just very alone. I know my family ...
Read more : Understanding | Views : 5838 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Under 25 with MS

Twitching and the whole fascilation thing....

I am such a hypochondriac.

I used to get them.(twitches) Still do from time to time. Mostly when I am at rest after doing something or right when I wake up and I'm still getting going. They may not show up for a month sometimes longer. Then the buggers come back. May hang out for a week or 2. They are usually in my hands or a finger but I can get a flicker everywhere ...
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Interesting snippet

An MS research conference is currently underway. Here is a snippet - which seems interesting. Hopefully, there will be more info once the conference has finished.

Collaboration in action

Concomitantly, the first ever Tykeson Fellows Conference is bringing 106 MS scientists together to advance collaborations and cross fertilization in their ongoing work to create a world free of MS.

The Society currently sponsors 70 postdoctoral fellowships at a cost of $3.2 million. These fellowship funds ...
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What changes will we see for MS with new president?

Any one else expect we will see some changes as far as research and funding? Especially since I've heard Obama's father-in-law has MS.
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Japanese researchers make brain tissues from stem cells!!!!

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese researchers said Thursday they had created functioning human brain tissues from stem cells, a world first that has raised new hopes for the treatment of disease.

Stem cells taken from human embryos have been used to form tissues of the cerebral cortex, the supreme control tower of the brain, according to researchers at the government-backed research institute Riken.

The tissues self-organised into four distinct zones very similar to the structure seen ...
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cost of Rebif

Is anyone having difficulty affording your rebif right now?
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