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Collaborative Initiative Focuses on Neurological Disease

I'm always happy to see the phrases "collaborative initiative" and "neurological disease" in the same sentence.



Collaborative Initiative Focuses on Neurological Disease

July 8, 2005 - In addition to being an exercise in creating a way for researchers to collaborate across distant locations over a shared infrastructure, the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) is creating one of the most technologically advanced studies of human neurological disorders.

Currently the BIRN involves a consortium of 19 universities ...
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Neuren - NZ company

Dear all,

In March it was reported that the US Army were taking up a brain injury drug which was in early trials. The company behind the drug are Neuren. A link to their website is attached.

http://www.neurenpharma.com/

The company are developing some interesting products relevant to MS (see under Technology and Development Pipeline). Many of the drugs are neuro-protective, but they also have a peptide in development to ...
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Better Brain Regimen

A few posts here have mentioned the regimen for MS in The Better Brain Book by Perlmutter.

I recently bought the book. I think its a useful reference. In addition to a discussion of key risks/impacts on brain function and how to minimize, it had a good “glossary” explaining the purpose of several key supplements.

The book has sections on specific brain disorders, including MS (others are stroke, vascular dementia, alzheimers, parkinsons, and ALS).

The ...
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To our British Friends

Today, I just wanted to extend my thoughts and prayers to Sarah and other British MS friends. The attacks in London have brought back so many memories of the 9/11 attacks. Godspeed to all of you.

Sharon
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Link with asthma and chronic infections

An old but interesting piece about the link between mycoplasma and chlamydia species and chronic asthma, and by inference other chronic chest infections.

Another reason for the need of the return of the General Physician, I would have thought.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=11295645&dopt=AbstractJ

A link between chronic asthma and chronic infection.

Martin RJ, Kraft M, Chu HW, Berns EA, Cassell GH.

Department of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center and The Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, ...
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Chronic Lyme borreliosis at the root of multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... &DB=pubmed

Med Hypotheses. 2005;64(3):438-48. Related Articles, Links


Chronic Lyme borreliosis at the root of multiple sclerosis--is a cure with antibiotics attainable?

Fritzsche M.

Clinic for Internal and Geographical Medicine, Soodstrasse 13, 8134 Adliswil, Switzerland. markus.fritzsche@gmx.ch

Apart from its devastating impact on individuals and their families, multiple sclerosis (MS) creates a huge economic burden for society by mainly afflicting young adults in their ...
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3 months in

I went for my 3 month checkup today. Unfortunately I didn't get a neurological assesment but it would only have confirmed what I know. Since treatment my condition has definitely improved. Prior to treatment I was assesed as EDSS 4.0, in my own judgement I have improved by at least 1 EDSS point since treatment, probably more. Hopefully these improvements will continue.

A sobering note to the proceedings was that one patient on the CAMMS223 ...
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Article on MS

Dear all,

MS is now being recognised by many specialists as a disease which is more than inflammation. The attached article (a year old) sets out this thinking and links in to my earlier posts on neuro-protection.

Bromley

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MS ... sage/20555
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Regrowing nerve fibres

Dear all,

Attached is an article from the UK paper 'The Times'. Its about regrowing / repairing dead / damaged nerves. The article is about Parkinsons but says that the treatment should be applicable to other conditions involving the CNS. It's probably early days but another glimmer of hope for the future.


July 02, 2005

Drug find offers a glimmer of hope to Parkinson's sufferers
By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent

SCIENTISTS are hailing a ...
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