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More rats more walking

Canadian researchers use stem cells to help spinal-cord injured rats walk

TORONTO (CP) - Canadian researchers have used stem cells to repair spinal cord damage in laboratory rats, restoring significant mobility in the animals and bringing the search for a human therapy another step closer.

A team led by Toronto neuroscientist Dr. Michael Fehlings extracted stem cells from adult mice, which were transplanted into rats whose spines had been crushed. The stem cells developed into ...
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Neurovax news

The additions to the board are impressive e.g Antel and Bourdette. These T-Reg cells keep cropping up and were mentioned in the Zenapax (Dacluzimab) article recently posted.

PS Where has my workmate Dignan gone? Good to see that Dunmann is taking up the slack. This time next week I will be in Mauritius so I'll be expecting Dignan to start getting his hands dirty again.


Prestigious Board to Guide Research and Development of NeuroVax(TM) ...
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Inspiring Images

The glass and clay work you can see below was done by Ella, currently being treated by David Wheldon, and her mother, Michèle.

Click on the picture.

I have made no reference to MSi because someone of only 26 doesn't want to be known by her illness but by her person. If anyone would like to send Michele a message on CPn Help to pass on to Ella, who is feeling rather depressed in a ...
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The company behind Tovaxin are presenting data at a conference in early May
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Zenapax (Daclizumab)

Hopes raised for effectiveness of Multiple Sclerosis drug

A national research team led by the University of Cincinnati's Bibiana Bielekova, MD, report new insights into how anti-rejection drug helps MS patients
Discovery of the mechanism of a drug being tested for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) has revealed that it's not only more effective than first thought, but might also help in the management of other autoimmune diseases, organ transplant rejection and even cancer. ...
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Mononucleosis increases risk of multiple sclerosis

Mononucleosis increases risk of multiple sclerosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), resulting in infectious mononucleosis, which primarily effects adolescents and young adults, more than doubles the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, results of a large review of studies suggest.

"Multiple sclerosis is a complicated disease, probably caused by a combination of factors," lead author Evan L. Thacker from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, told ...
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Nixing the Need for the Needle

Nixing the Need for the Needle

New technology for delivering drugs is doing away with one of the most feared, yet enduring, symbols of modern medicine -- the hypodermic needle.

In January, drug giant Pfizer won approval to market inhalable insulin, a product that in three years is expected to produce $1 billion annually as diabetics abandon injections.

The breakthrough is one of the most high-profile advances yet among a small cadre of physicians committed ...
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new forum

my suggestion is for a forum for those on the "marshal protocol".
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Low news days

Dear all,

MS news is thin at the moment. At the end of this week the Australian MS Society is holding a conference about prevention possibilities so, hopefully, some news will be forthcoming. Next week the American Neurology Association is holding its annual conference so there might be some news as drugs companies usually provide details of their trials at such events.

In the meantime, two articles - one an account of living with MS ...
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Accuracy Questions in MRI Diagnosis

Questions Over Accuracy Of MRI In Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

The accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not sufficient to rule in or rule out a diagnosis of MS with a high degree of certainty, finds a study published online by the BMJ.

MRI has been adopted in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the recommended criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Although its accuracy has ...
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