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Some research on statins. But, as usual, doesn't answer the only question we really have - will taking them help? ... oglia.html
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Tysabri news

Dear all,

The following appeared in today's Times - suggests that Tysabri could be back by April (in the UK). ... 78,00.html

Enjoy Christmas (although I note that the US and Canada do not use the 'C' word - but the odd phrase holiday e.g we got a Christmas card from our Canadian relatives with the phrase 'Happy Holidays').

Harry Z, I suspect that your anti-Tysabri campaigning will ...
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Isoniazid/Rifampicin/Amoxicillin/ Doxicycline/ Roxithromycin

Hi all,

I think I have stabilized and am beginning to see teeny weeny walking improvements amongst others on the Doxicyline/Roxithromycin/Nacetyl cysteine/Quercetin/pulsed Flagyl protocol. However as I think I may have levelled off I persuaded my doctor to prescribe Rifampicin, Amoxicillin and INH (Isoniazid). I am still in a bit of a muddle as to whether or not to take ALL the antibiotics at the same time. Could someone clarify? I'm also a little bit ...
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I'm currently taking my first round of Sol-Medrol. I'm taking 1000mg by IV over a six hour period for three days. (3000 total) My symptoms are mainly stiffness and pain. If anyone has done such a treatment please let me know how you did.
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Anyone live in Syracuse?


I just found this site today. Very exciting.

I was diagnosed about 6 months ago. It was a huge relief because I thought I was going crazy. I have an explanation for how I've felt for years.

I've stayed away from local support groups because the attitude is very negative. "How bad my life is"...

These forums look interesting and helpful.

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Exercise to ward off neurodegeneration

The article is about Alzheimer's, but mentions the relevance of what they're talking about for neurodegenerative disorders in general.

Beat Alzheimer's with exercise: Study shows how exertion keeps brain cells healthy in mice.

December 2, 2005 - Nature - Exercise helps to flush a toxic molecule from the brain and causes a beneficial one to move in and protect nerve cells, research on mice shows. The discovery might help to explain why staying fit and ...
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At my appointment the other week my neuro said that neuro-protection was the holy grail (I'd say neuro-regeneration was the holy grail).

I've hunted high and low for drugs companies working in this area but the CRAB maunfacturers seem happy to stick with their ineffective and expensive products.

The company which I have highlighted on many occasions (I have no financial interest etc) is Neuren of New Zealand. They have raised some funds which should ...
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CERK, inflammation and MS

Yet another potential way to treat MS being looked at.

Enzyme May Be Target for New Anti-inflammatory Compounds

December 1, 2005 - Newswise — Virginia Commonwealth University researchers studying the enzyme that triggers inflammation have found that it may be a target for a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, lung and colon cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.

In the December issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, researchers examined the ...
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Summary of research

I love this time of year. The MS Societies have to justify what they have been doing in terms of research.

The 'progress' made by the research funded by the NMSS is set out in the attached link. The NMSS claims that 'These and other leaps forward have made 2005 a momentous year in the fight against MS'.

Has it been a momentous year? It started badly with the Tysabri fiasco which impaced upon other ...
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