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Genome sequencing X Prize

I love the idea of prizes for specific scientific achievements. I really think if somebody came up with a good, attainable goal for MS research, it would probably speed things up. Anybody got a spare $10 mil sitting around?

Genome sequencing X Prize announced - Competition on to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days: how tough can it be?

October 5, 2006 - Nature - Two years to the day after the first private ...
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Psychological care

If they could only come up with treatments which stopped this disease in its tracks, then they would not have to deal with the psychological problems that come with this disease!

Pilot program overcomes barriers to psychological care in MS patients

The attempted suicide of a young man was the catalyst for change in the way treatment is offered to multiple sclerosis patients at Medical College of Georgia (MCG), a change that may have ...
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Hello Everyone....

My name is Annie a/k/a "Kittikat." I'm new to the forums. I was dx'd with RRMS last May of 2005. I'm currently taking Copaxone along with other various meds to control symptoms.

I am currently working (part time) as a veterinary receptionist and I really love my job! However I get extremely depressed many days because I am so exhausted and in such pain when I get home. Even just from part time. Even ...
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Dear all,

Many experts consider MS to have an infectious cause (for those with genetic susceptibility)

Dr Giovannoni is one of my neuros and is interested in the role of EBV. I saw today that he has been given a grant to do further research on this. Once infected with EBV (90% of the population) the virus remains for life in B cells. Rituxan which depletes B cells is currently in trial for MS, so ...
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Attached is the Boston Cure Project's summary of the ECTRIMS conference: ... =nocomment

I like the description of EAE as
"the devil's tool"
. It's sad that even the experts know it is a crap model but carry on regardless. Given that MS might have an infectious cause (EBV, Cpn etc), I don't believe that this forms part of the EAE model.
Read more : ECTRIMS 2006 | Views : 1060 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

MS Fitness Challenge Tampa

Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum, I dont have MS but I work for the Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Just wanted to tell everyone of an event we are hosting at the USF Sundome on Oct 28th at 9am - 2pm. Were calling it the MS Fitness Challenge, were going to have events like spinning, obstacle courses, children activities, basketball, silent auction, and a ...
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Bill Bryson

I'm reading a book right now by Bill Bryson called "A Walk in the Woods". It is sooooo funny (gratuitous American Pie reference) and extremely well written. I recommend to anyone. Great read.
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Yesterday I had an MRI w&w/o gladolinium. I continued on to work afterwards but my arms and legs felt a little numb, and they feel somewhat worse this morning as if I've had a relapse. Granting that MRI's are next to worthless since lesions have nothing to do with either disease status or progression is it possible they're also harmful? I couldn't find any google on this at all, has anyone else felt crappy after ...
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Betaferon vs. Rebif for site reactions

Should make those of you on Betaseron happy, I happen to be on Rebif :cry: Either way I bet an oral medication will hurt even less :lol:

Betaferon Causes Less Injection Site Pain and Injection Site Reactions Than Rebif in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

MADRID, SPAIN -- October 4, 2006 ...
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Tysabri now in Canada.

Health Canada Grants Approval of TYSABRI(TM) (natalizumab) for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Following Priority Review

Wednesday October 4, 8:00 am ET
First New Class of Treatment in Ten Years Shown to Reduce Rate of Relapses by 68%(1)

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario & DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec Canada and Elan Corporation, plc announced today that following a priority review process, Health Canada has granted approval to TYSABRI(TM) (natalizumab) for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS).(2) TYSABRI ...
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