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Glucosamine effective against EAE

Very interesting. Still haven't done any tests on humans yet, so can't get too excited.



Glucosamine abrogates the acute phase of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by induction of th2 response.

J Immunol. 2005 Dec 1;175(11):7202-8.

Zhang GX, Yu S, Gran B, Rostami A.
Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Glucosamine, a natural glucose derivative and an essential component of glycoproteins and proteoglycans, has been safely used to relieve osteoarthritis in humans. Recent studies ...
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Missed DX

My grandson's grand mother on his Dads side has thought for the past 2 years she had MS as she was Dx then. Now they have just discovered she has Myasthenia Gravis. It has allot of the same stuff going on as MS. I had never heard of it till today.This is one time I'm pretty much glad so many first marriages end in divorce as she is not my grandsons biological grandmother any more ...
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ReceptoPharm

Dignan,

Came across the following company who are developing drugs for diseases caused by viruses (including MS). They have one treatment for MS in development. Not sure if it is included in your list as the company is part owned by Nutra Pharma

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So Near yet So Far

http://www.avenues-of-sight.com/legacpapers.pdf

Over the years, time and time again infection has been put forward as being the cause of multiple sclerosis. In 1894 Pierre Marie, a former student of Jean Martin Charcot, the father of neurology, argued strongly that infection was the cause of multiple sclerosis. He did not know the specific infective agent but was certain that a treatment would soon be available in the form of a "vaccine of Pasteur or lymph of Koch." ...
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This is me

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Hi, I am Vicky, am 39 yrs old, with two boys, 15 and 7 and a lovely new husband! Went numb top to toe overnight in April, and after MRIs (during which they also found a pituitary tumour!), LP and numerous other tests, I was diagnosed in July. As yet no one can tell me which type I have, as I have had no remissions ...
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HHV

Another piece of research linking a virus with a demyelinating disease (a close cousin of MS).

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... entri.html
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Axons and imaging

I suppose if axonal degeneration is becoming a more important area of focus with MS research, it will be important to have the ability to monitor axonal preservation in clinical trials...



Optical coherence tomography: measuring in-vivo axonal survival and neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2005 Dec;16(6):346-50.

Sergott RC.
Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review considers the ...
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EBV and HHV6B in MS patients

Interesting study that again shows a connection between HHV6/EBV and MS. Probably requires further study though, it always does...



Presence of Epstein-Barr virus and human herpesvirus 6B DNA in multiple sclerosis patients: associations with disease activity.

Acta Neurol Scand. 2005 Dec;112(6):395-402.

Hollsberg P, Kusk M, Bech E, Hansen HJ, Jakobsen J, Haahr S.
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.

Objective - To assess the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and ...
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