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Reparative cells

Dear all,

MS news articles are thin on the ground at the moment. Tysabri is the dominant story (for Harry Z it must be like Christmas has come early). The following is about the possibility of repairing damage by blocking genes such as Nogo and Lingo 1. Who comes up with these names? I imagine a bored neurologist with some scrabble letters instead of getting on with the real business of working out what this ...
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TYSABRI® Two-Year Phase III Published in New England Journal

1 March 2006
TYSABRI® Two-Year Phase III Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial Results and Safety Evaluation Published in New England Journal of Medicine; TYSABRI Currently Under Review with U.S. and European Regulatory Authorities
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DUBLIN, Ireland, Mar 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced today that two-year results from the two Phase III clinical trials evaluating TYSABRI(R) (natalizumab) ...

Some Questions

In the past few weeks I've noted John has some problem with chocking more while eating. When I mention it of course he gets defensive and proclaims he just swallowed something the wrong way but it is happening a fair amount. I've noted him clearing his throat all the time as well but he says he must have a cold as it's just phlegm. It is unlike him to have that problem other than in ...
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EMail to FDA/AC ie TEVA

I found this interesting post today on an messageboard.

" EMail to FDA/AC ie TEVA

by: uvauncduke 02/28/06 - This post has 86 recommendations

Dear Dr. Mosaddeghs:

I understand you represent CDER/FDA in the upcoming Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee meeting regarding the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri scheduled for March 7th and 8th.

As a physician I have both professional and personal contacts with patients stricken with multiple sclerosis. I greatly ...
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The New Face of MS - 2/28 WSJ

The New Face of Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors Increasingly Detect
The Disorder in Children;
Recognizing Early Signs
February 28, 2006; Page D1

Multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease that affects the central nervous system, has long been considered an adult condition. But doctors are increasingly diagnosing the disease in children and teens -- and they believe that thousands more young people may have symptoms that are going undetected.

As a result, medical ...
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The title of this research paper looked very promising but didn't quite deliver what I was expecting. I know that they (MS researchers) are getting nearer to identifying the genes that make one susceptible - but even if they do identify them can anything be done about it? ... e_end.html
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Stem Cell Chat Session

Hi All
I am putting together a "chat" session in the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre Chat Room for those who have had SCT and those going to have it so that people attempting to have it can chat to those who have already been through "the mill" so to speak. So that the new people can avoid any pitfalls those experienced may have encountered.

I am trying to contact as many (SCTers) as possible to ...
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Antibiotics or something else?

OK, I started the ABX Feb 15 - doxy 200mg once a day for now (See neuro this week and hopefully will add the azithro without too much work.)

I also upped my LDN dose from 3mg to 4.5mg on Feb 22.
When I first started LDN in Dec 2005, I had sleeplessness and very vivid dreams which dissipated after a week or two. No troubles since then at all. Since upping the dose, I ...
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This at least looks like proper research in relation to stem cells and a different disease, ... 53,00.html
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