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Astrocytes and myelination

Looks like a good finding.

Thursday is turning out to be a good day so far (in terms of MS news stories).

Ian

New 'stars' in formation of nerve cell insulation 16 March 2006
The insulating myelin sheath enwrapping the cable-like axons of nerve cells is the major target of attack of the immune system in multiple sclerosis. Such attack causes neural short-circuits that give rise to the muscle weakness, loss of coordination, and speech ...
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Stem cell story

This should go in the stem cell section but I like stories like this.

Note: this is not one of the 'injection of fetal stem cells in Holland story' but a bona fide therapy being trialled in Canada.

Ian

Woman with MS shows remarkable progress in stem cell trial 16 March 2006

A Kanata woman has surpassed all expectations after risking her life to take part in a medical experiment for multiple sclerosis.

In 1996 ...
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Article on stem cells

Not really sure what this treatment is and it sounds expensive (but worth it if it worked)

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j487654163&w=464753
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Genes

The transcript of today's NMSS webcast from the NMSS. Today is on genes.

Read through to the end as the final bit is very upbeat.


http://skins.broadbandvideo.com/nmss2/2 ... script.pdf

Another project on genetics / environment and disease was highlighted on the BBC website.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4805504.stm

Ian
Read more : Genes | Views : 1129 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion


An Eye opener for Trial drugs

Six men in intensive care after drug trial
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:41 PM GMT
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By Peter Griffiths

LONDON (Reuters) - Six men were seriously ill in a London hospital on Tuesday after taking a new drug during a clinical trial, health officials said.

The volunteers fell ill after taking a drug being developed to treat chronic inflammatory conditions and leukaemia, a medicines watchdog said in a statement. ...
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Overview of drugs

Nothing new but a summary of what's available / in the pipeline.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j486543664&w=464753
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nanotechnology

May help in the future - but spare a thought for those poor hamsters.


http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j486818551&w=464753
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exosomes

Dignan,

Probably shouldn't go on the list as its only a possibility that it might be beneficial for MS.


http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j486821238&w=464753
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MS and kids website

The latest webcast from the NMSS MS Awareness week.

This disease is vile at the best of times but the thought of kids getting it turns my stomach. If there was ever an incentive for the researchers to end this curse this is it.

http://skins.broadbandvideo.com/nmss2/2 ... script.pdf
Read more : MS and kids website | Views : 1345 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


"Hello" officially

Ok, I sort of went right for the main course, instead of starting with the salad.
"Hi, I'm Lexy," I like shopping, tennis---oh wait,,, it's not the Dating Game, it's Thisisms. (that's my very poor attempt at humor!!)

I have been using this site since the summer of 2004--(lurking in the shadows, but learning a lot) Officially since Dec. 2005.

My husband is the one with MS and I am his MS consultant (I'm very ...
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