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Surprise in Lab Helps ID Drug to Fight ALS

Not sure if this falls under gene therapy really, but seemed as good as place as any.

"It is exciting not only from the standpoint of ALS, but also because of its implications for understanding basic cell biology. Rac1 is implicated in many cellular processes including cellular migration, proliferation and differentiation, and is an important component of inflammatory disease processes," team leader John Engelhardt, head of anatomy and cell biology at UI's Roy J. ...
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brain mapping

With this effort, the Blue Brain project and the Brain Atlas, science is doing some amazing stuff...

Mapping the Most Complex Structure in the Universe: Your Brain

January 24, 2008 - Wired - Harvard scientists have embarked upon an ambitious program to create a circuit diagram of the human brain, with the help of new machines that automatically turn brain tissue into high-resolution neural maps.

By mapping every synapse in the brain, researchers hope to ...
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Nitrous oxide and ms?

I've seen a good few papers on Nitric oxide and MS, but just wondering about Nitrous oxide. <shortened url>
....excuse my ignorance but is it totally different?

It's just that nitrous oxide (tradename "Entonox") is used for pain relief during labour (34 wks pregnant at the moment!) and I'm researching my options - but I don't want to take it if it would increase relapse risk in any way.

Does anyone here know anything ...
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I'm new with a question

Hi everyone, I've been reading these forums for awhile and you all seem quite helpful so I'm hoping you can answer my question for me.

sometimes I my arms (sometimes one at a time but sometimes both at the same time) start to tingle and then I get pain in my upper arm muscle that feels like a really bad cramp. my arm also feels heavy and weak and like I can't move it, but ...
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Teen takes on donor's immune system

Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant after she suffered liver failure. Nine months later, doctors at Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital were amazed to find the teenager's blood group had changed to the donor's blood type.

Further tests revealed the stem cells from the donor liver had penetrated her bone marrow.
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hello and thanks for all the info and support

hi. I have been visiting (lurking, researching, exploring) this site since last summer in support of a v. dear friend who finds it all too much to absorb, think about, handle on her own. You have a fantastic site and group of people here and the stories and information you share has been incredibly helpful to both my friend and myself.

Right now I am researching what some options are as her RRMS shifts into ...
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recommend a neurologist

I am looking for a neurologist in the downtown Chicago area. Can anyone recommend one?
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for when we feel sorry for ourselves

well i met up for wings and beer with a long lost high school buddy recently. he was telling me how he'd figured out over the years that the seizures he had suffered were due to lack of sleep, and ever since he realized that, he'd been fine without meds, although he'd given up driving.

so, we stayed up til midnight discussing all the events of the last 15 years, then settled up with the ...
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Social Security Income and Copaxone

Do any of you know if I'll stop getting copaxone for free if I get SSI? If not, do you know what the copay would be for it?
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my good news update!

Hi everybody-

I feel terrible for just now posting this, but the doctor told me last friday that everything looked clear and I can take ms off of the table- as soon as I heard that I think I quit thinking about ms totally and felt like a load was taken off of me! My husband asked me last night if I'd posted an update here and I realized I hadn't! I never came back! ...
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