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Research on repairing brain damage


Brain knitting

April 13, 2006 - Nature - Materials Update - Healing brain and spinal-cord injuries is one of the most desirable, but challenging, goals of regenerative medicine. Molecules that self-assemble into nanoscale filaments may show the way.

A scaffold of nanoscale fibres that self-assembles from small, synthetic protein-like components provides a framework for the regrowth of damaged brain tissue, allowing vision to be restored in hamsters with brain lesions, a team in the ...
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A trial combining treatments. Not really exciting but may prove useful.

Two MS drugs better than one?
Mon 17 Apr 2006 12:01 PM CST

Enrollment has begun for CombiRx, a clinical trial that will examine the effectiveness of two medications taken in combination to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved both drugs.

Sponsored by the Bethesda, Md.-based National Institutes of Health, the ...
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Century Wellness Clinic / Alternative funding

Has anyone had any expirience with getting Alternative treatment for MS at the Century Wellness Clinic in Reno NV? Their site:

I am looking into this for my husband. Any help would be appriciated.

I am also trying to find out anything I can about funding Alternative treatments. We are on a fixed income and I would like to try raising funds for treatments without it counting against ...
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Reata Pharmaceuticals

This doesn't even qualify for the research pipeline since the company doesn't appear to have a specific drug targeted at MS yet, but they look like they're doing something a bit different by concentrating on protein misfolding.

Reata Announces Licensing of Novel Class of Anti-Inflammatory Compounds; Drugs Have Broad Potential Across Multiple Therapeutic Areas

April 17 - PRNewswire - Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the completion of a license agreement with Dartmouth College and The ...
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AI Disease, Response Starts Early, MS and Type 1 diabetes

Nick's foreword

I believe the following information is very important for a variety of reasons.
  • It reinforces the strong relationship between type 1 diabetes and MS. This studyby Winer et al in 2001 that found striking similarities between IDDM and MS. In essence, the two diseases are, in a test tube, virtually identical. It’s only their final expression of what self tissue is attacked which differs.
  • It compliments the research by Guggenmos et ...
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Relapse occuring like flu?

Hey, I'm sorry to ask for advice again, but here goes.

I had imagined that relapses would be fairly straightforward ... like ... awakening to find a numbness in an arm or leg. But my first episode was a "flu" that got worse and worse until I wasn't able to walk or use my hands very well and was thinking and talking somewhat incoherently.

I had thought that was a freak onset. Except now I ...
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Viruses have been suggested as triggers for "auto-immune" diseases including MS. There has been mounting evidence that a virus such as EBV may make one more susceptible. The following research suggests that an initial virus may lay dormant in the CNS and then reactivated later by another virus. Just a theory, but might explain why this disease has been so difficult to crack.

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The Canadian MS Society has organised presentations in late April and in May about MS Research. Not sure if the venues are near to any users of this website but it would be good if someone could report back.

HarryZ - don't you live in London?

Ian ... ndHope.htm
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Viruses and MS...again

HHV-6 vs EBV in a battle to decide which causes more cases of MS...coming soon to a theatre near you...

Human herpesvirus 6 and multiple sclerosis: a one-year follow-up study.

Brain Pathol. 2006 Jan;16(1):20-7.
Alvarez-Lafuente R, De Las Heras V, Bartolome M, Garcia-Montojo M, Arroyo R.
Servicio de Neurologia, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken in order to investigate the possible relation of HHV-6 ...
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PharmaFrontiers Corp, a company involved in the development and commercialization of cell therapies, announced today that the Company will make a poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) at the San Francisco Marriott on June 3, 2006.
The presentation will cover laboratory and clinical data from the Company's proprietary T-cell vaccination technology for the treatment of the autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis and is entitled:

"Characterization and Clinical ...
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