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Summary of research

I love this time of year. The MS Societies have to justify what they have been doing in terms of research.

The 'progress' made by the research funded by the NMSS is set out in the attached link. The NMSS claims that 'These and other leaps forward have made 2005 a momentous year in the fight against MS'.

Has it been a momentous year? It started badly with the Tysabri fiasco which impaced upon other ...
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found a fountain of info!

I am new to this site. Due to present MS symptoms, I am working a few french fries short of a Happy Meal. Under normal circumstances= MA- Psych assessor and profiler.
MS. 5 mos. on Minocycline OD. Started on 100 mg BID X 1 week. I discontinued but my wonderful doc agreed with persistance and the dose was cut to 10 mg OD and we have been building. Up to 90 mg OD. Takes about ...
Read more : found a fountain of info! | Views : 1951 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Antibiotics

Campath info 1.12

Schering shares fall on FDA alert - bad news for Campath 01 December 2005
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Shares in German drugmaker Schering fell as much as 1.1 percent on Thursday after U.S. regulators issued a health alert over its Campath drug in a trial to treat multiple sclerosis.

Campath is approved to treat a type of blood cancer, but in a study on multiple sclerosis, three patients developed a severe blood disorder and one of ...
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Inability to lose weight....and Copaxone

Hi everyone!

Im curious if anyone else has this problem...prior to using Copaxone I was on Avonex and had no problem losing weight. After I had my baby I immediatley went on Copaxone and ever since have been unable to lose more than 10 lbs.....I work out 3X a week...and even hired a personal trainer two months ago...sticking to a strict workout schedule and diet he provides...I STILL cant lose weight. My body fat percentage ...
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Says it all

I saw an article about the benefits of turkey (or the chemical in turkey which helps reduce inflammation). The following message was posted under the article and pretty much says it all about the current state of decent MS treatments.

Gerry McCready Nov, 23 2005
As a long time MS sufferer, one half of me gets excited when I read of new developments like this. However, I find it discouraging to think I have waited ...
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FLT3 and MS

Nice that they are looking at different angles of attack on autoimmune disorders...

Dendritic Cells Offer New Therapeutic Target for Drugs to Treat MS

November 30, 2005 - Newswise - Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have found that a gene pathway linked to a deadly form of leukemia may provide a new way to treat autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Their tests in cell cultures and mice suggest that blocking the pathway ...
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Stem cell trial starting

A trial is starting in the UK early next year to repair damage in the spinal cord. This will not involve MS patients yet but at least things are starting. The research behind this approach has been going on for years so hopefully some will see some benefit soon

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