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question about clinics?

Hi, if those who have read my other posts "updated, blah blah" then u will kind know more. First here is my question and then I will explain the sitution. We need a special clinic, we live in Arkansas. Does anyone have any suggestions? Ok now here is what's went on last evening and today. The last paragraph is most relevant to the title

After talking with nurse for imd this is what I remember. ...
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New way to grow brain cells.

From EurekAlert!

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida researchers have shown ordinary human brain cells may share the prized qualities of self-renewal and adaptability normally associated with stem cells.

Writing online today (Aug. 16) in Development, scientists from UF's McKnight Brain Institute describe how they used mature human brain cells taken from epilepsy patients to generate new brain tissue in mice.

Furthermore, they can coax these pedestrian human cells to produce large amounts of new ...
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eye-lid weakness

Hello everyone. While I rarely post here, I am an avid reader!

I do have a question:

My right eye-lid is becoming weak. I began showing MS symptoms in 1999 and was then dx'd (RRMS) in 2000.

Since then, my eye-lid was droop during periods bad fatigue. But, in the last six months perhaps even a year, it is always a little lower than the other, and then goes to .25 or .5 closed during ...
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High-Dose Cyclophosphamide

This is a drug they've been using for MS patients for many years, but it is interesting to me that it appears quite effective for some people with severe cases.

High-Dose Cyclophosphamide for Moderate to Severe Refractory Multiple Sclerosis.

Gladstone DE, Zamkoff KW, Krupp L, Peyster R, Sibony P, Christodoulou C, Locher E, Coyle PK.
Author Affiliations: Departments of Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, and Ophthalmology, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Arch Neurol. 2006 ...
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Interleukin 17 and 27 Study

Autoimmune brain inflammation studied

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a key factor in development of brain inflammation may provide a new target for inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.

In separate studies, Nico Ghilardi of Genentech Inc. in San Francisco and Christopher Hunter of the University of Pennsylvania studied different mouse models of brain inflammation that resemble human diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.

Both studies show brain inflammation is worse ...
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Chromos updates on progress with development of CHR-1103 for treatment of MS
BURNABY, BC, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Chromos Molecular Systems Inc. (TSX: CHR)
has taken several significant steps in the development of its lead product
candidate, CHR-1103. A humanized monoclonal antibody, CHR-1103 is being
developed for the acute treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis
(MS). Its unique mechanism of action has the potential to reduce the severity
of a relapse in patients with ...
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Anyone heard of a drug called 4-ap ?

I had a Busy day yesterday, bad day today:

Visited my neuro yesterday and did a number of simple errands. I thought I was holding up great but today I feel really bad (ill). Guess I over spent my energy budget.

Anyway they said “no tysabri for you!”. I guess the’re only giving it to people who have a lot of active inflammation. They said PML risk is 1 in 1000. I can’t help but ...
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eye question related to ms

My s/o has had worsening eye trouble. He has not been diagnosed with ms. The neuro has looked into his eyes during her exam.

My questions:

1. Is looking into the eyes find out all the information related to eyes and ms, or does he still need to see an eye doctor.

2. If he does need to see an eye doctor are they all the same, or is there a special kind he needs ...
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Claribine Trial recruiting RRMS participants

The CLARITY Study is a double-blind clinical trial of an oral form (tablet) of the investigational medicine Cladribine. Certain forms of Cladribine are approved for use in other illnesses, but research is still needed on treating multiple sclerosis with Cladribine tablets.

The study is testing a Cladribine tablet against a placebo tablet (an inactive look-alike tablet). Some questions researchers hope to answer are:

Does this study drug decrease the number of relapses?
Does this ...
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MS and twins

Multiple Sclerosis In Genetically Susceptible Twins Is Augmented By The Northern Environment
Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis News
Article Date: 14 Aug 2006 - 5:00am (PDT)

A new study of twins suggests that living farther north of the equator significantly increases risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) among those with genetic susceptibility due to some environmental factor.

By following more than 700 pairs of twins diagnosed with MS, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of ...
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