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My sister has been diagnosed w/MS

First let me say that I am new to forums and am just looking for some help.

My sister was diagnosed last week with MS. She has optic neuritis and has had all the blood tests, MRI and three IV's of methylprednisolone. We all go to the doctor tomorrow to discuss blood work results and the MS diagnosis. My family and I are very new to this and although we have been researching MS online, ...
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MRI after 10 months on LDN

I had a neuro appointment today and he had the results of the first MRI I've had since starting LDN last February. I had an MRI just prior to starting LDN and while I don't know exactly how many lesions I had at that time, the report said there was an "extensive" amount. The neuro today said he wouldn't call this latest MRI extensive, he would class it as "moderate". Unfortunately this new neuro didn't ...
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Patent for Stem Cells and MS

This looks really good. It has to go via the mice first.

http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.a ... NEWSML.xml


BrainStorm Files Patent Application for Stem Cell Procedure with Potential for Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
1/26/2006 8:30:00 AM EST

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics (OTCBB:BCLI), the developer of NurOwn(TM) bone marrow derived stem cell therapeutic products
for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that a patent application has been filed with the
US Patent and Trademark ...
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Greedy CRAB manfacturers

As if some $4 billion revenue a year from the CRAB drugs isn't enough. A trial of Avonex and Copaxone. Not sure if you get two for the price of one. Unfortunately these sorts of trials will drawn in sufferers who could have tested some more promising drugs!

Copaxone was in trial with minocycline but this has gone quiet. I suspect that the small trial of monocycline alone put the wind up the CRAB manufacturers. ...
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Genetic variation and autoimmune disease

Another worthwhile effort...



Researchers Identify Gene Sequences Associated With Favourable Immune Functions

Sequence differences in less than 0.2% of the 3-billion-base human genome play a vital role in a bewildering variety of human disease. Today, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Cambridge University’s Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, together with international colleagues report in PLoS Genetics their detailed maps of differences implicated in disease as well as genes that are unchanged in ...
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New Patent for Stem Cell treatment

Here's a news article I just ran across about using oligodendrocyte-like cells extracted from bone marrow to restore cell function.

Hopefully this patent pans out!

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060126/20060126005366.html?.v=1


Dunmann.
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Funding for innovative MS research

This can't hurt...



New Fund Supports Innovative Research In Oregon Health & Science Univ's Fight Against MS

PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Health & Science University today announced it has established a new fund to promote innovative research in the fight against multiple sclerosis. Made possible by a generous $1 million pledge from the family of Portland advertising executive Dan Wieden, the fund is named for his daughter, Laura, who has the disease. Seed money from ...
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Research

The NMSS website includes details of the latest research:

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Progre ... search.asp

The section on MS numbers is interesting given our previous discussions on a possible infectious cause.

In one of the papers it states that 'The last 7 or 8 years have seen exponential advances in understanding MS'. I use to complain when I saw stuff like this but I've changed my ways!

Ian
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Nogo-A, stroke and MS?

This is about stroke, but could this experimental treatment help in MS?



Stroke Brain Fix

During a stroke, like the one that felled Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, brain cells die from a lack of oxygen. But brain researchers may have found a way to make stroke-damaged nerve cells re-grow. This ScienCentral News video has more.

Stroke Hope

If Ariel Sharon wakes up from his coma, he could still face a long and hard recovery ...
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New research on glutamate receptor damage

I don't think this study has been posted here yet, but sometimes it's hard to keep up.



Breakthrough in brain injury study at University of Leicester

Drs Robert Fern and Mike Salter of the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmocology at the University of Leicester had their findings published in the science journal Nature.

Their study is particularly important as it identifies the cause of damage to the brain and the mechanism by which this ...
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