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New Lancet Study: Infectious causes of MS

And another...

Lancet Neurol. 2005 Mar;4(3):195-202. Related Articles, Links


Infectious causes of multiple sclerosis.

Gilden DH.

Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA. don.gilden@uchsc.edu <don.gilden@uchsc.edu>

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious chronic neurological disorder in which demyelination and inflammation occur in the white matter of the CNS. The findings of many epidemiological studies and a discordance of MS in monozygotic twins suggest that the ...
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Study:"Autoimmunity [not] adequate...to explain MS"

Interesting new study proposing a dual MS autoimmune/infection pathogenesis...


Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2005 Marz;73(3):143-149. Related Articles, Links






Kornhuber ME, Presek P, Zierz S.

Klinik fur Neurologie der Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg (Direktor Prof. Dr. S. Zierz). malte.kornhuber@medizin.uni-halle.de.

It is well established that relapses can be suppressed by different substances in patients with relapsing-remitting ...
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LDN and Tysabri

Hi all.

I am considering starting LDN. I 've been on Rebif for more than 4 years and it seems that it has stopped working for me. My neuro said that it would not do any harm to test it for a few months. He wanted me to start Tysabri, but... you know!

So, I was wondering whether taking Tysabri (as soon as/if it gets available again) in combination with LDN could do any harm ...
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Just started at 4.5mg and feeling numb

I started LDN on Feb. 12 and took 3mg for one month with no side effects. I didn't really feel any differences, maybe my mood was a bit lighter, but nothing significant. I just started 4.5mg (three nights so far), and today my left leg/foot is numb, like it's asleep. I'm a little freaked out and not sure what I should do. Should I just push through and see what happens, maybe this is temporary. ...
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Aricept - vivid dreams

My neuro started me on Aricept 6 months ago when I was having cognitive problems. When I mentioned vivid dreams 2 months ago, she suggested taking it in the morning (which I do). The dreams are perhaps less intense, no more thwarting of airplane hijackings or rescuing my kids from getting killed, but I still have quite the dreams almost every night.

Is this bad? I reallly don't want to stop taking the Aricept. I ...
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PPAR-gamma

I found a pretty good biological description of PPAR that I thought I would post, in case some folks wanted to find out a bit more about it.

http://www.answers.com/topic/peroxisome ... d-receptor
Wikipedia

peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor


In cell biology, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are a group of nuclear receptor isoforms that exist across biology. Originally identified in Xenopus frogs as receptors that induce the proliferation of peroxisomes ...
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New to Site

I've had for 12 years. I'm 43 and live near Chicago.
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Good news - Major milestone in identifying ms genes

Dear all,

A bad month may look a bit better with news that Serono has announced a major milestone in identyfing the genes involved in MS. Link attached.

Serono says that that the identification of 80 genes involved in the inflammatory and neuro-degenerative pathways of MS should provide potential new drug targets


http://www.serono.com/media/latestPR.js ... =4&minor=0

Would be grateful if those with the relevant knowledge could translate into what this ...
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