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Nicotine, but NOT smoking, and health benefits

Over the past decade, new research has taught us more about how nicotine affects the brain and the body. Some of it is good news -- for example, a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease in smokers. Research has pointed to a compound called acetylcholine as the reason. Nicotine is structurally similar to acetylcholine, a naturally-occurring compound that serves as a neurotransmitter. Nicotine binds to nerve receptors and makes nerve cells fire more frequently. In one ...
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Social conflict exacerbates an animal model of MS

Trauma Violence Abuse. 2007 Jul;8(3):314-30.

Social conflict exacerbates an animal model of multiple sclerosis.

Meagher MW, Johnson RR, Vichaya EG, Young EE, Lunt S, Welsh CJ.
Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology.

A growing body of evidence suggests that social conflict is associated with inflammatory disease onset and exacerbations in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and in animal models of MS. This review illustrates how animal research can be used to elucidate the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying ...
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MS T-Shirts

I recently ran across these t-shirts. I'm still undecided as to whether or not they're actually funny...

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More evidence against calcium

Here's a little bit more evidence pointing at calcium as a real bad guy:

Public release date: 27-Jun-2007

Contact: Emil Venere,
Purdue University

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Researchers have discovered that calcium ions could play a crucial role in multiple sclerosis by activating enzymes that degrade the fatty sheath that insulates ...
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Dog cancer vaccine could help humans

I keep saying.."to live a dog's life!!!"
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EU recommends approval for new Rebif

I'm always surprised how long it takes for this kind of approval. Hopefully regulatory agencies around the world will follow suit quickly...of course the increased incidence of flu-like symptoms with the new formula has me a bit concerned...

New Formulation of Rebif(R) Designed to Improve Tolerability and Immunogenicity Profiles

Merck Serono announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has issued a positive opinion recommending ...
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UCSF Trial of Low Dose Naltrexone Still Enrolling

If you know someone in the San Francisco area with MS, let them know!
They don't have to stop any other meds.

This is the study I and other LDNers raised $25,000 to fund, since no
drug company is likely to get behind an inexpensive genric like LDN.

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MediciNova Announces New Strategic Initiative

SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq:MNOV) and the Hercules Market of the Osaka Securities Exchange (Code Number: 4875), today announced that based on recent clinical successes and evaluation of market opportunities, it will focus its resources on development and commercialization of two key assets in its development pipeline, MN-221 and MN-166. MediciNova ...
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Men, women equally pass on genetic risk of MS

Updated Wed. Jun. 27 2007 4:00 PM ET News Staff

Men and women with multiple sclerosis equally transmit the genetic risk of the disease to their children, concludes a Canadian study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The research contradicts results of a recent study that found fathers were more likely than mothers to transmit the risk of developing MS to their children.

Researchers studied 3,088 Canadian families ...
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Glial cells

New insight into the mechanism by which glial cells recognise and myelinate axons 27 June 2007

In a host of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS) and several neuropathies, the protective covering surrounding the nerves - an insulating material called myelin - is damaged.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now discovered an important new line of communication between nervous system cells that is crucial to the development of myelinated nerves - ...
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