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Article on research by Michael J Fox

It would be nice to think that this article by Michael J Fox would prick a few consciences, and lead to a shift in the structure of funding and medical research:

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Teen getting Campath

Dear all,

I am currently in southern Spain for a long weekend. Weather is lovely c. 22C / 75F. Sitting on the beach reading my newspaper this morning I see the following story about Campath. I hope this young woman sees the good results I have seen. ... -20054853/

I´m thinking of you all in freezing cold north America (with the exception of Lori in Florida).

Just think ...
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How to use canes. The psychological leap.

I have MS and have problems walking most days. How do I get myself to start using a cane psychologically? I have random falls and have even fallen and broke my jaw. This (using a cane, or canes) can't be a problem limited to just me? I already know I would need the ones that also get support from your fore arm as my wrists have low strength. Also.... what are the canes I am ...
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HPV and MS

Has anyone ever heard of a link between HPV and MS? My daughter is at the age to receive the HPV vaccine but I'm hesitant to give the okay. I would never have had second thoughts about it if it weren't for my ms dx.

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anyone on this with mild MS syptoms?

Hi all - I just started this at the advice of my neuro last month. I hate it - BAD side effects for me so far, despite taking Naproxen (1000mg 1 hour prior). The thing is, I've had 3 attacks in the past 5 years and have recovered completely from all of them. I only had to miss work for 4 days with one of them. I don't feel like the type of MS I ...
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What di my neurologist just say???

Okay, the neuro I have been seeing for 12 years is retiring next month. He just called me to check on my well-being and to see why i was switching to Mayo. He said " You have a mild, indolent form of MS. in fact if someone were to look at your MRI, they would QUESTION THE DX"!!!! BUT, he said, your history, evoked potentials, symptoms etc are proof. he also said that at 20 ...
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Not off topic

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X chromosome inactivation

Another angle to try and figure out the gender difference in MS incidence.

Eur J Neurol. 2007 Oct 26

X chromosome inactivation in females with multiple sclerosis.

Knudsen GP, Harbo HF, Smestad C, Celius EG, Akesson E, Oturai A, Ryder LP, Spurkland A, Orstavik KH.
Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty Division Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

The aetiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown. Autoimmune mechanisms are most probably involved. Loss of immunological tolerance ...
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Minocycline has harmful effect on ALS patients

Medical News Today
Trial Shows Minocycline Has A Harmful Effect On Patients With Motor Neuron Disease
01 Nov 2007

Minocycline has a harmful effect on patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-commonly known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig's disease-according to one of the first randomised trials of the drug in patients with a neurological disorder. This has implications for several trials that are planned or in progress for minocycline in patients with Huntington's disease, ...
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Dear all,

This is the US MS Society's summary of the ECTRIMS 2007 conference: ... _2007oct30

I asked one of my neuros about the conference. He said there was an "amazing" presentation by Dr Dr Aloisi about EBV and MS. This research will be published soon. A summary of the presentation is given below:

During a special session, Dr. F. Aloisi (Rome) described further work exploring B cell ...
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