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Stem cell understanding advances.

This must be the most encouraging news about stem cells I've read in a long time...

Public release date: 11-Mar-2007

Contact: Nancy Beddingfield
Burnham Institute
Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease
Stem cell study, including the first successful use of human embryonic stem cells in a degenerative ...
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Your views on commencing abc's

Hi Everyone,

Sorry about bombarding you all with questions but you all seem to know what's going on with things.

On Friday i will be seeing the neuro to get my lp results and i'm assuming he will discuss with me my options.

If i have ms (which is the most likely scenario) i would like to consider one of the abc drugs in the hope of slowing down the progression of this nightmare disease. ...
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New Molecular Path To Fight Autoimmune Diseases Discovered By Penn Researchers

Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis News
Article Date: 10 Mar 2007 - 10:00 PST

Multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and arthritis are among a variety of autoimmune diseases that are aggravated when one type of white blood cell, called the immune regulatory cell, malfunctions. In humans, one cause of this malfunction is when a mutation in the FOXP3 gene disables the immune cells' ability to function. In ...
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T1 Black holes more relevant than T2

I think this just confirms current understanding:


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Better knowledge of EAE

EAE might not be the best model of MS, but better understanding of it could be a good thing:


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Things that doctors say to patients

Hi Everyone,

I have just got a few questions on my mind that i would rather ask here and not my neuro.

A week ago when i had to go into hospital for iv steroids, lp and vep i spoke to the head neuro there as he hadn't met me before.
He spoke of ms as a disease that you may or may not go on to develop after a CIS or even if you ...
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Curious about date of posts...

I'm wondering if there is a reason that the posts for Avonex seem to be quite old compared to some of the other drugs? I am also curious if people here check in every day, every week, every month... or what the normal "posting time" is. Hope you are all well!!
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Newbie on the block

Hi all! Great to find you. I've been lurking for a couple of days to get the jist of this place and have been very impressed with everyone. My history is that I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus at 14 years old and attributed many of the signs of MS to that for some time.

Ten years later, at 24 years old, I was hospitalized with temp. leg paralysis, vertigo, L'hermites... you know the drill. ...
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Nerves must 'shout louder' as we age

To understand what has gone wrong with our bodies, it's crucial to understand what constitutes 'normal' nerve-muscle communication and what happens during ageing, as this prof is doing...

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Cautious optimism about myelin repair

No full text article, but still quite nice to hear:


Read more : Cautious optimism about myelin repair | Views : 1701 | Replies : 7 | Forum : General Discussion


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