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cannabis may work

Cannabis truly helps people with multiple sclerosis 30 March 2006
Cannabis may loosen the stiff and spastic muscles of people with multiple sclerosis, and not just their minds, a follow-up study has found.
The results contradict findings from the first phase of the study, where improvements seemed to be largely due to "good moods".

“There does seem to be evidence of some benefit from cannabis in the longer term that we didn’t anticipate in the ...
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Experiences with Avonex

This is a call for our members who currently are, or previously have taken, Avonex for the treatment of MS to please share your experiences with the therapy at an exciting new project that has sprung out of our work at This is MS, aptly titled "the Experience Project"

Born out of our experiences (no pun intended) here at This is MS, where a wonderful community has formed based (originally) on shared and common experience, ...
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Hi Everyone

Hi I'm Julie, I'm 26 & from Leeds (UK).
I don't actually suffer from MS myself but my partner was diagnosed with it in 2002 & is currently on Rebif. I also have a four year old daughter.

Look forward to chatting with you all :D .
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Experiences with Copaxone

This is a call for our members who currently are, or previously have taken, Copaxone for the treatment of MS to please share your experiences with the therapy at a new project that has sprung out of our work at This is MS, aptly titled "the Experience Project"

Born out of our experiences (no pun intended) here at This is MS, where a wonderful community has formed based (originally) on shared and common experience, the ...
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Experiences with Low Dose Naltrexone

This is a call for our members who currently are, or previously have taken, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for the treatment of MS to please post your experiences with the therapy at a new project that has sprung out of our work at This is MS, aptly titled "the Experience Project"

Born out of our experiences (no pun intended) here at This is MS, where a wonderful community has formed based (originally) on shared and ...
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Experiences with Tysabri

This is a call for our members who currently are, or previously have taken, Tysabri for the treatment of MS to please share your experiences with the therapy at a new project that has sprung out of our work at This is MS, aptly titled "the Experience Project"

Born out of our experiences (no pun intended) here at This is MS, where a wonderful community has formed based (originally) on shared and common experience, the ...
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Testosterone

My Neuro is presenting the following paper at the AAN convention next week in San Diego. Interesting, given the discussions here on endocrine involvement in MS. BTW, I am a male PPMSer with low Testosterone...


Decreased Serum Testosterone Levels in Multiple Sclerosis

Elena V. Simon, Ilir Topalli, Amir Touray, Saud A. Sadiq, New York, NY

OBJECTIVE: To determine if serum testosterone levels are altered in multiple sclerosis (MS). BACKGROUND: MS disease severity and progression ...
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Stem cells and hydrogels

Not MS-specific, but looks like an important step in figuring out how to fix severly damaged spinal cords...



Jell-O Fix for Spinal Cords

By Elizabeth Svoboda - Mar 29, 2006 - Stem cells embedded in futuristic materials may heal decades-old spinal cord injuries and rescue patients from paralysis, if recent experiments in rodents can be replicated in humans.

Stem cells have cured many rats of spinal cord injuries, but the treatment has yet to benefit ...
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Teriflunomide phase II update

An update on a phase II study of teriflunomide...



A Phase II study of the safety and efficacy of teriflunomide in multiple sclerosis with relapses.

Neurology. 2006 Mar 28;66(6):894-900.
O'Connor PW, Li D, Freedman MS, Bar-Or A, Rice GP, Confavreux C, Paty DW, Stewart JA, Scheyer R; Teriflunomide Multiple Sclerosis Trial Group; University of British Columbia MS/MRI Research Group.
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. oconnorp@smh.toronto.on.ca

BACKGROUND: Teriflunomide, a dihydro-orotate dehydrogenase ...
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More rats more walking

Canadian researchers use stem cells to help spinal-cord injured rats walk

TORONTO (CP) - Canadian researchers have used stem cells to repair spinal cord damage in laboratory rats, restoring significant mobility in the animals and bringing the search for a human therapy another step closer.

A team led by Toronto neuroscientist Dr. Michael Fehlings extracted stem cells from adult mice, which were transplanted into rats whose spines had been crushed. The stem cells developed into ...
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