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MS burden of disease

Hi to all,

Does anyone have statistics on the burden of disease for MS? That is, what is the dollar cost to society for someone with MS -- lost wages, medical care, etc.
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neurons from embryonic stem cells

Another good step in the process of figuring out stem cells:



Functioning Neurons From Human Embryonic Stem Cells Produced

10 August 2007 -- Scientists with the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at UCLA were able to produce from human embryonic stem cells a highly pure, large quantity of functioning neurons that will allow them to create models of and study diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, prefrontal dementia and schizophrenia, etc.

Researchers ...
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Have anyone used Botox for Spasticity

Hi,

I recently found this article in MSRC website

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=show&pageid=1829&CFID=3680312&CFTOKEN=72765621

Also our neurologist had suggested that Botox is a very good treatment for people with severe Spasticity & said that one dosage would be enough for a patient to be free of Spasticity for up to 6 months.

I would like to know the experience of others in case if they had used Botox

Thanks in Advance,
Gopi
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European patent for Tovaxin !

Quoted from Marketwatch.com : Opexa required european patent for Tovaxin, and M. CEO seems to be interested in european development of Tovaxin. Maybe a hope for a clinical trial in Europe soon ?

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Interesting Tysabri analysis

I came across this blog that gives a good, easy to read analysis of Tysabri. Despite the conflict of interest, it is very fair.

http://doodah95.blogspot.com/
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MS Gene Discovery

Fingers crossed this will lead to a better future for us all:

Multiple Sclerosis Gene Discovery First Major Genetic Advance in 30 Years
July 30, 2007 — The discovery of a new gene linked to multiple sclerosis (MS) marks the first major genetic advance in the disease in more than 30 years and may pave the way for future research and treatment options.
Two separate but related studies published online July 29 in Nature Genetics ...
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Anyone on MBP 8298

Hi

I wonder if somebody here is receiving MBP 8298 infusions. The results of the trials sound good, so why is there not more interest about it on this forum? Bioms seems to be very promising company...

amalisa
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Deciding whether or not to have another child...

Hi Everyone,

I never thought that i would be on a ms forum asking this question to a group of people that i don't know but unfortunately i have something in common with.

We have got 2 beautiful children but we always thought that we would have 3. Now a spanner has been thrown in the works as ms has decided to "wake up" after the birth of my second son. I have probably had ...
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walking adaptations

This is an interesting discovery.



New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking

In a study published in the August issue of Nature Neuroscience, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland found that there are separate adaptable networks controlling each leg and there are also separate networks controlling leg movements, e.g., forward or backward walking.

These findings are contrary to the currently accepted theory that leg movements and adaptations are directed by ...
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