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Interesting Tysabri analysis

I came across this blog that gives a good, easy to read analysis of Tysabri. Despite the conflict of interest, it is very fair.
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MS Gene Discovery

Fingers crossed this will lead to a better future for us all:

Multiple Sclerosis Gene Discovery First Major Genetic Advance in 30 Years
July 30, 2007 — The discovery of a new gene linked to multiple sclerosis (MS) marks the first major genetic advance in the disease in more than 30 years and may pave the way for future research and treatment options.
Two separate but related studies published online July 29 in Nature Genetics ...
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Anyone on MBP 8298


I wonder if somebody here is receiving MBP 8298 infusions. The results of the trials sound good, so why is there not more interest about it on this forum? Bioms seems to be very promising company...

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Deciding whether or not to have another child...

Hi Everyone,

I never thought that i would be on a ms forum asking this question to a group of people that i don't know but unfortunately i have something in common with.

We have got 2 beautiful children but we always thought that we would have 3. Now a spanner has been thrown in the works as ms has decided to "wake up" after the birth of my second son. I have probably had ...
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walking adaptations

This is an interesting discovery.

New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking

In a study published in the August issue of Nature Neuroscience, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland found that there are separate adaptable networks controlling each leg and there are also separate networks controlling leg movements, e.g., forward or backward walking.

These findings are contrary to the currently accepted theory that leg movements and adaptations are directed by ...
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Dumb men get more tired

Does anyone get this? After talking about lesion load and brain atrophy in relation to fatigue, they suddenly conclude that higher education is protective against fatigue, or being female, so what hope is there for us stupid men? ;
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Correlation between fatigue and brain atrophy and lesion load in multiple sclerosis patients independent of disability.

J Neurol Sci. 2007 Jul 31;

Authors: Tedeschi G, Dinacci D, Lavorgna L, Prinster A, Savettieri G, Quattrone ...
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" UFO drugs"

This abstract ties together a number of common themes, and I particularly liked the idea that this reaction can resemble the effect of genetic mutations. Looks like the drugs are already being used for some diseases:

Inflammatory Mediators Leading to Protein Misfolding and Uncompetitive/Fast Off-Rate Drug Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders.
Int Rev Neurobiol. 2007;82C:1-27
Authors: Lipton SA, Gu Z, Nakamura T
Inflammatory mediators, including free radicals such as nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species ...
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Canker Sores

I was wondering does anyone out there suffer with constant canker sores? I have been a sufferer for about 5 years now, around the length of time to when my doctors think that my MS first showed up. Can there be a link to canker sores and MS? If so is there any thing that I can do about it? Please help, they are driving me crazy!
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Hi everyone, my name is Lori and I am newly diagnosed, only 2 1/2 mths, but my doctors think it may have started about 5 years ago. I have a sister and mother with MS and my moms sister and dads neice past away with MS about 8 yrs ago.But right now all is pretty good.
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