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Difference between white and grey matter lesions

This abstract appears to show that there was no evidence of BBB leakage at the site of grey matter lesions, which might suggest that grey and white matter lesions are formed by two distinct processes:


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Is anybody aware of a phase 3 trial that Biogen Idec initiated some time ago with Avonex and Minocycline. Here in the UK the companies will not even give information to your GP let alone a patient.

I've been taking 200mg of minocycline per day for almost 3 years based on the information Luann Metz provided for me. The first relapse i had since then started in January 2007 which was much less aggressive than ...
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Lowering cholestrol, diet and -----> same effect as sati


I've been following the Swank diet with added fish oils for a couple of months now.

Recently I've been thinking about taking plant sterols supplements to lower my cholesterol even further.

Will this be similar to taking the satin drugs or do these drugs have a further effect that reduces the effects of MS?

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MRF - mice

TIGM inks deal for mice 04 April 2007

The Texas Institute for Genomic Medicine (TIGM) has entered into an agreement with the Myelin Repair Foundation to supply genetically altered mice that United States and Canadian researchers will use to search for the causes of and possible treatments for multiple sclerosis.
TIGM is a Houston-based nonprofit biotech entity founded in 2005.

The Myelin Repair Foundation, headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., is a nonprofit organisation focused exclusively ...
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Allergy/autoimmunity link found 04 April 2007

A link between allergic diseases like eczema, and autoimmune diseases has been found by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells," said researcher David Rawlings. "Many autoimmune diseases are caused by self-reactive antibodies produced by such B cells."

Rawlings, the head of ...
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New UK centre for immunotherapy

First Centre of Its Kind in UK Opens in Region 07 April 2007

The first immunotherapy centre of its kind in the UK opened yesterday (05/04/07).

The 1m Wilson Horne Immunotherapy Centre, at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, will be used to try revolutionary treatments for conditions caused by disorders of the immune system. Because it will be the first time humans will be exposed to such therapies, the unit's staff have been trained to ...
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Possitve MRTC

Hi all,
Found out today that my mrtc was possitive. Apparently the Advair steriod in question made little or no difference. Maybe the bar has indeed been lowered. I have stopped Advair and swithed to Singular which seems to be working so far. I will schedule bag o' blood Monday.
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The Aspen Health Forum October 3-6, 2007.

Scott Johnson, president of the Myelin Repair Foundation, is scheduled to speak at The Aspen Health Forum October 3-6, 2007.

The Aspen Health Forum will explore the most challenging issues and exciting developments in medical science — and how they may affect our individual health and that of our families and communities. The forum will shed light on the state-of-the-art and frontiers of biomedicine. It is a rare opportunity to exchange ideas and socialize with ...
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The role of the BBB

New report on BBB from Eurekalert:

Public release date: 5-Apr-2007

Contact: Steve Benowitz
Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Immunology researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson studying a multiple sclerosis (MS)-like disease in mice have shown that the amount of "damage" to the central nervous system’s ...
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Another hurdle cleared...

BioMS Medical's pivotal multiple sclerosis trial receives positive interim safety analysis

Thursday April 5 -- CNW -- BioMS Medical today announced that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Company's pivotal phase II/III MAESTRO-01 trial of MBP8298 in patients with secondary progressive MS has completed a planned interim safety analysis and recommended that the trial continue as per the protocol.

This interim analysis was based upon an assessment of the ...
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