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EEG to check gray matter area

Hi to everyone. Have not posted for awhile but thought some of you may have responses to my questions. Had latest MRI in Oct. after none for 3 years. Had some 11 + lesions plus two more. Report said could be MS but not to rule out other things. Apparently not enough since the last one. Neuro would not say MS. Did say if 29 years old would dx MS but 60 so could still ...
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Any luck with Walk-aide and insurance?

I've been working on United HealthCare this afternoon to at least consider coverage for the Walk-aide device. I think this device would really improve the quality of my life.

I know in the eye business insurance companies will sometimes cover a lesser expensive device and patients can pay the difference. My favorite example of this is the premium Intra-ocular lens implant that was FDA approved this year. Patients can be covered by their insurance company ...
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Stem-Cell Therapies For Brain More Complicated Than Thought

Medical News Today
Stem-Cell Therapies For Brain More Complicated Than Thought
28 Nov 2007

An MIT research team's latest finding suggests that stem cell therapies for the brain could be much more complicated than previously thought.

In a study published in the Public Library of Science (PloS) Biology on Nov. 13, MIT scientists report that adult stem cells produced in the brain are pre-programmed to make only certain kinds of connections - making it impossible ...
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Blue Brain project update

They're making progress on the most advanced computer simulation of the human brain.

A Working Brain Model - A computer simulation could eventually allow neuroscience to be carried out in silico.

Technology Review - An ambitious project to create an accurate computer model of the brain has reached an impressive milestone. Scientists in Switzerland working with IBM researchers have shown that their computer simulation of the neocortical column, arguably the most complex part of a ...
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Biogen News

Biogen has recently partnered with Neurimmune Therapeutics to develop an antibody against amyloid-beta to treat Alzheimer's.
Biogen Idec, Neurimmune Therapeutics in JV to develop alzheimer's treatments
November 20, 2007: 02:30 AM EST

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Neurimmune Therapeutics AG announced they have entered into an agreement for the worldwide development and commercialization of novel, fully human antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The alliance will focus on the development of antibodies that bind ...
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Carbohydrate connection

Although this post deals with vitamins and I was tempted to put it in "Natural Approach," its underlying message concerns diet. The following quote comes from my new favorite book, Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. I have recommended it in the past and probably will again in the future--it has so much good information in it! I wonder if jimmylegs or others with knowledge of vitamins and nutrition already knew this; I never ...
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MS Society launches drug development initiative

This is a good idea. It's not rocket science, I don't know why they didn't think to do this 15 years ago...still, better late than never.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Launches Drug Development Initiative

BUSINESS WIRE - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society today announced the creation of Fast Forward LLC, a technology-transfer initiative aimed at translating promising laboratory discoveries into effective new treatments for multiple sclerosis.

Fast Forward, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National ...
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MRIs and scans

I was quite amazed by the pictures from the new scanners, see:
But then today, I read this: ... sk/?page=2
I think we'll wait for another MRI, thanks.... :roll:
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Receiving Campath before it is approved for ms?

I may be mistaken but I think I heard of some people being prescribed Rituxan in the past to treat their ms even if it hasn't been officially approved for ms yet. I know that Campath can have some pretty serious potential side effects. My question is; do you think someone could ever be able to receive a prescription for Campath before it is officially approved for ms?

I do not qualify to be in ...
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