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Progress on Parkinsosn and Alzeimers

Not MS, but given that these diseases have some overlap in symptoms (tremor, memory loss etc etc) they could be of relevance to MS in the future.





http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4520866.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4522452.stm
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Neuronal growth

More basic research that could be important for figuring out the process of neuro degeneration / regeneration.



How The Neuron Sprouts Its Branches

2005-12-12 - Duke University Medical Center - Neurobiologists have gained new insights into how neurons control growth of the intricate tracery of branches called dendrites that enable them to connect with their neighbors. Dendritic connections are the basic receiving stations by which neurons form the signaling networks that constitute the brain's circuitry. ...
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Early Christmas present from MS

At the start of the year there was hope in the shape of Tysabri. As usual MS found this hard to cope with and the deaths on the trial led to a postponement. Later in the year there was a death on the Campath trial which is likely to result in delays.

Monday morning on my train to work I read the paper. Surprise, surprise, MS showed that it will not go down without a ...
Read more : Early Christmas present from MS | Views : 1311 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion


No-Dairy, No-Gluten, No-Casein recipe book, $2.99

When I looked for "Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Casein-Free" cookbooks, I found a couple for over $15, so I kept searching. Luckily, I got this on eBay, it's an e-Book, instantly downloadable, so, no shipping fees. It has over 300 recipes, and the author, Marilyn, answers emails very nicely and fast.
This is a permanent link:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkurlykurly1QQhtZ-1
Read more : No-Dairy, No-Gluten, No-Casein recipe book, $2.99 | Views : 2620 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Shopping


No-Gluten, No-Wheat recipe book, $2.99

When I looked for "Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free" cookbooks, I found a couple for over $15, so I kept searching. Luckily, I got this on eBay, it's an e-Book, instantly downloadable, so, no shipping fees. It has over 300 recipes, and the author, Marilyn, answers emails very nicely and fast.
This is a permanent link:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkurlykurly1QQhtZ-1
Read more : No-Gluten, No-Wheat recipe book, $2.99 | Views : 2546 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Shopping


COMFORTABLE, INEXPENSIVE SHOWER SEAT

It's generously sized, sturdy, and good looking, and it folds flat when not needed.
Got it from "Bargain Outfitters" on eBay after searching a lot for the best price. It was "buy it now" for $19.97, with $5.99 shipping.
They don't have it in stock tonight, but the item with photo can still be seen: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %26fvi%3D1
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Go ahead and sin-Gluten-Free Quiche recipe

I got this from the 300+ recipe book I bought for a total of $2.99 from Marilyn, on eBay
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkurlykurly1QQhtZ-1

GLUTEN-FREE MUSHROOM QUICHE

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, diced

2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

4 eggs

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup water

1/8 cup hot water

1 tsp chicken soup mix

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/8 tsp nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat ...
Read more : Go ahead and sin-Gluten-Free Quiche recipe | Views : 2644 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Diet


Questions about FTY720

I’m trying to decide if I will participate in the phase III clinical trial of FTY720. I need to decide now, even if the clinical trial should only begin in March. That’s because there must be a 3 month wash-out period (no interferon or glatiramer acetate) before the screening visit for the Phase 3 FTY720 study. I’ve been on Copaxone for 4.5 years but I had 2 relapses this year. Like most people here, I ...
Read more : Questions about FTY720 | Views : 10855 | Replies : 31 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


Richard Pryor RIP

Made me laugh in Stir Crazy.

RIP Richard Pryor.


And they tell us that MS doesn't kill!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4517714.stm
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A paper from Sriram and Steiner criticizing EAE

Look, it's an article from a well-known researcher (Dr Sriram) slamming the use of EAE as a model in MS! It's good to see.



Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis: A misleading model of multiple sclerosis.

Ann Neurol. 2005 Dec;58(6):939-45.
Sriram S, Steiner I.
Department of Neurology Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Despite many years of intensive research, multiple sclerosis (MS) defies understanding and treatment remains suboptimal. The prevailing hypothesis is that MS is immune mediated and that ...
Read more : A paper from Sriram and Steiner criticizing EAE | Views : 1285 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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