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Insulin: A role in cancer, inflammation, & Alzheimers

Here's an interesting article which discusses the multiple roles of insulin and its link to cancer, inflammation, and Alzheimers.

Resisting Insulin: The hormone insulin, a key part of diabetes, may be the real culprit in everything from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
by Monika Guttman, UCS Health Magazine

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Researchers Closer To Cure For Multiple Sclerosis...

Researchers Closer To Cure For Multiple Sclerosis And Other Myelin-related Diseases
06 Nov 2006

A breakthrough finding on the mechanism of myelin formation by Jonah Chan, assistant professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, could have a major impact on the treatment of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and demyelination as a result of spinal cord injuries.

Myelin, the white matter that coats all nerves, ...
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How stem cels helped this man

I am very weary of these stem cell procedures. Most of them are scams and the companies are frauds extorting money from desperate patients. Here is another "miracle" article but read it with your filters on: ... _page.html

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My Family

For the life of me I can't get my pictures here without a link but I thought it would be nice to put faces on us. :lol: ... buGTNs1ZB0
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Hello from beyondms

Hello to everyone on this board,

I am a recent lurker with a lot of experience with MS. I am a 35 year old Montrealer who was diagnosed roughly 10 years ago. I was offered to the opportunity to be part of the CHAMP study giving Avonex to people with a one time episode. I was subsequently diagnosed as definite MS after a bout of optic neuritis. My initial symptoms was a funny feeling in ...
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Bromley's two weeks off


What are you going to be doing for two weeks in the hospital? I am thinking that you are going to be used as a guinea pig, but don't know
for sure.

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Stem cells and diabetes

It's mice, but there seems to be a stem cell story every day. But another step forward in this promising area.

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The following article is about RA and the use of Rituxan, which got FDA approval for RA earlier this year. Rituxan is in trials for MS (PP and RR). And we await the data from the RR Phase II trial which finished in the Summer. Interesting bit is about B cells and how researchers had considered RA to be a T cell mediated disease but now recognised that B cells are also involved. This change ...
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Another rat story

I know it's still about rats and it might have already been posted but I figured I'd post it anyways.

Friday, November 10, 2006
In Young Rats, Researchers Find a Reaction to Spinal Cord Injury That Speeds Recovery

Finding surprises researchers, who discovered that young rats mend more quickly because cells near the injury site respond differently than in adults

Neuroscientists had long believed that the only way to repair a spinal cord injury ...
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Posting for Suecat

I'm posting this message for another member who's unable to post and going through a rough time. Arron maybe you have some suggestions for her.

"Hi, my name is Sue (registered name Suecat) I have registered as a member to the "thisisms" site but unfortunately with my computer am always unable to post. I get the msg that due either my firewall is not letting me get on or something due to my comp. using ...
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