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EBV / women / smoking / genes

This research tries to tie in various MS risk factors.

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Australian Neurologists knowledge of

I saw a second neurologist here in Australia today. He is running Phase III trials for both FTY720 & BG12. I was suprised when he told me he had not herd of Tovaxin at all. This is the second neurologist in Sydney that I have seen that has not herd of it. The first is my main neurologist who, from what I understaand, is one of the most respected MS neurologists in Australia.

I really ...
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Micro-RNA miR-155 and immune system regulation

Here's an interesting arctile on immune system regulation from the New York Times.


Studies Reveal an Immune System Regulator
By Nicholas Wade, April 27, 2007

Scientists working independently in Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Mass., have discovered an unexpected regulatory network that affects the entire immune system.

The regulatory network may provide new clues to both the working of the body’s immune defenses and the generation of a class of cancers known as lymphomas, which ...
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Interesting Tidbit I wasn't aware of

From 2002 Journal of Child Neurology

Gender prevalence in childhood multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis

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Department of Pediatric Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06100, Turkey


Multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis are ...
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How long does it take for your lumps/swellings from Copaxone injections to disappear?
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Hello from Schleswig-Holstein


my name is Benjamin, living in Schleswig-Holstein (Northern Germany).

I am 34 years old and I have the MS since 98, now SPMS. I can walk 1 kilometre, without stress.

I take for over 2 Years Copaxone (probably without effect). Before, I tried the "A"-CRAB with bad Sideeffects on me, only 3 weeks intake.

Because I had great interest in natural medicine, I was reading in last december about "white tea" (EGCG) and drink ...
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Today mice, tomorrow humans?

I love stuff like this.

Mouse brain simulated on computer

BBC -- US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.

The scientists ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.

In other smaller simulations the researchers say they have seen characteristics of thought patterns observed in real mouse brains.

Now the team is tuning the simulation to ...
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Change in MS ratio

The different rates of MS in men and women has always seemed to me to contain important clues about the origin of the disease. That ratio has changed dramatically over the years, and the difference has become even more pronounced, so maybe the clues might become a little bit more obvious:

Contact: Angela Babb <>
American Academy of Neurology <>
Over time, more women are developing MS than ...
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Stem cells and scar tissue

My optimism about regenerative medicine has always been tempered by one thing: the presence of scar tissue at the site of any damage more than a few weeks or months old. Although his article is about transplanting retinal tissue, it also points out that stem cells can break through this barrier with the help of MMP-2.

Contact: Patti Jacobs <>
Schepens Eye Research Institute <>
Scientists identify key ...
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Lizzie Takes A Dive - 2 days to go!

It is now just 2 days (29/04/07) until one of our Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre's Message Boaders,
the young and, dare I say it, stunning(!) Lizzie throws herself out of a plane all to help the MSRC!


So please spread the word and get the pennies rolling in to support this
mad, mad but ultimately lovely lady who will be leaving her wheelchair behind to savour
the ultimate thrill (unless the chute doesn't open!) ...
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