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FLT3 and MS

Nice that they are looking at different angles of attack on autoimmune disorders...



Dendritic Cells Offer New Therapeutic Target for Drugs to Treat MS

November 30, 2005 - Newswise - Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have found that a gene pathway linked to a deadly form of leukemia may provide a new way to treat autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Their tests in cell cultures and mice suggest that blocking the pathway ...
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Stem cell trial starting

A trial is starting in the UK early next year to repair damage in the spinal cord. This will not involve MS patients yet but at least things are starting. The research behind this approach has been going on for years so hopefully some will see some benefit soon

Ian

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/ ... 60,00.html
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dignan, about alferon

Here's an update:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/conf ... ill_en.pdf , see p 17

Alferon N, or interferon alfa N-3, is in phase IIa testing by Hemispherx Biopharma. This form of interferon is derived from human leukocytes and contains at least 14 alpha interferon molecules. In a retrospective, uncontrolled study, brain MRI with gadolinium contrast enhancement was performed in 69 patients treated with MS, including 38 who declined treatment with interferon alfa-n3, and ...
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Going to the doctor is bad for your (mental) health

I had been living in Ontario last summer when I was diagnosed. I moved to Nova Scotia this past summer and today was my first appointment with an MS doctor from the clinic. I was put off by him immediately because when he called me into his office he just kind of grunted and nodded to the open door then when I entered and sat down he didn’t say a word to me while he ...
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Help for PattiD

My husband has been on the protocol about 6 weeks, and his progression seems to have increased. His walking seems so tenuous, and his balance has deteriated more. He is falling more.

He quite the Copaxone that he felt was not doing much when he started the protocol. He finished his first flagyl pulse last week.

We are trying to stay positive, but we are fearing this progression will continue. Did anyone have this difficulty ...
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Glucosamine

Dignan has already highlighted the research about this supplement. Here is another summary of the research:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medical ... wsid=34218


By coincidence I found a jar in my bathroom cabinet so I have started taking them. Has anyone who has taken them noticed any improvements?


Ian
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Sad story

A sad story from the UK which shows how vile this disease can be. But the sufferer has donated his tissue to research fo hopefully his life and suffering will not have been in vain.

Professor Reynolds is a UK MS expert responsible for the UK MS tissue bank (and had a relative with MS).

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Accelerated Cure Project

The Accelerated Cure Project (formerly Boston Cure Project) is amking some headway.

It's interesting that the ACP is also looking at EBV as a possible trigger / cause.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051128/nem021.html?.v=32
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Continued Progresson on protocol

My husband has been on the protocol about 6 weeks, and his progression seems to have increased. His walking seems so tenuous, and his balance has deteriated more. He is falling more.

He quite the Copanxone that he felt was not doing much when he started the protocol. He finished his first flagg pulse last week.

We are trying to stay positive, but we are fearing this progression will continue. Did anyone have this difficulty ...
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Influence of pharma companies

Until I was dx with MS last spring I had no idea how influential the Pharma Companies were.

I visited the NMSS website today to see if any research discoveries had been announced. The big news today is that four new corporate stars have been named. You've guessed it - Berlex; Biogen Idec; Serono / Pfizer; and Teva Neuroscience.

I loved the following from the NMSS President and CEO:

The pharmaceutical commitment to people living ...
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