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EPO is in pre-clinical studies for MS. This abstract talks about a modified version that would possibly have fewer side effects...

Delayed administration of erythropoietin and its non-erythropoietic derivatives ameliorates chronic murine autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

J Neuroimmunol. 2005 Dec 6;
Savino C, Pedotti R, Baggi F, Ubiali F, Gallo B, Nava S, Bigini P, Barbera S, Fumagalli E, Mennini T, Vezzani A, Rizzi M, Coleman T, Cerami A, Brines M, Ghezzi P, Bianchi R.
"Mario Negri" ...
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My Pharmacist's take on LDN

After finishing my first 3-month supply of LDN I phoned in my refill to my compounding pharmacy today. The pharmacist asked me how I felt and I told him that since I started taking LDN I have had no MS symptoms and my energy levels have returned to normal. I also added that I understand that this could be totally normal in RRMS and LDN may or may not be attributable to my symptom improvement. ...
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Categorizing pain?

From reading this forum, I understand that nobody's MS is the same and perhaps I am still in partial denial of my DX. I believe that the numbness and tingling I have in my hands and arms are attributed to MS. Sometimes they will ache also. I have tingling and numbness in my feet. I have had deep aching in my lower legs, occasional cramping in my feet. I attribute this to MS. I cannot ...
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Hello from Washington Coast

I have been reading information on this site, searching for answers, since my "definite" diagnosis a year ago. I'm 43, married 25 years to a good man, two wonderful children, 23 and 20. Have four cats, one longhair domestic, a long hair Manx and two Bengal's. Also have three dogs, a mastiff and two border collies. In the past three years I have gone from being in excellent physical shape, able to run a mile ...
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Unraveling how brain insulation is damaged

Here's an interesting article I just ran across. ... 51221.html

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Immunology Database

Interesting effort from an unexpected source...

Northrop Grumman, UT Southwestern Build Biodefense Resources

December 21, 2005 - Fighting bioterrorism and infectious disease is not part of the usual IT job description. But Northrop Grumman’s IT sector routinely moves beyond the usual, having garnered two multimillion-dollar bioinformatics development contracts since 2004.

ImmPort, Immunology Database and Analysis Portal, is the result of a six-year, $29.6 million contract awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...
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pins & needles

new symptom appeared today... pins & needles on right hand and arm up to elbow. read this is a common symptom of ms. just never had it before anyone else having this? my right leg and back have been the problem areas. so now my right arm? also been having bad cramping of both feet. could it be the cold weather bringing out these new surprises? linda
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Stem Cells

Dear all,

Stem cells are often suggested as being a potential future treatment for MS. One of the UK's leading experts (MS and stem cells is Professor Neil Scolding). The UK MS Society recently held a question and answer session with Professor Scolding - see link below. My questions are under the name Bickley.

Hope it is of interest. ... _id=101215

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Nutra Pharma Reports Discovery of New Gene Involved in MS

This came out today!

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2005--Nutra Pharma Corp., (OTCBB:NPHC) a biotechnology holding company that owns rights to intellectual property related to the development of drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has announced that their continuing microarray studies have identified a new gene involved in the disease process of Multiple Sclerosis. Although the gene and some of its functions are already known, this is the first evidence of involvement with the ...
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This is old news, but Bayhill just decided to do this press release I guess...

Scientists Demonstrate Investigational MS Drug Down Regulates the Underlying Cause Believed Responsible for Multiple Sclerosis

BUSINESS WIRE - Dec. 19, 2005 - Scientists at Bayhill Therapeutics report promising findings for an investigational multiple sclerosis (MS) drug, BHT-3009, which represents a novel DNA plasmid-based approach for the treatment of the life-threatening disease.

In a number of patients with myelin basic protein ...
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