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Researchers Trim Count of Human Genes to 20,000-25,000

BETHESDA, Md., Wed.., Oct. 20, 2004 - The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, led in the United States by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Department of Energy (DOE), today published its scientific description of the finished human genome sequence, reducing the estimated number of human protein-coding genes from 35,000 to only 20,000-25,000, a surprisingly low number for our species.

Read full article:

http://www.genome.gov/12513430
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Articles in "Forbes" Magazine (11-1-04 Issue)

Well, we haven't had a good political discussion for a while (just where IS Harry, anyway? :wink: )

There are a couple of interesting articles in Forbes magazine today.

One is regarding the Vioxx liability issue for Merck (which speculation is whether Merck will even survive it). Looking at it from a pure "labor" standpoint, that would be awful. There are hundreds of union members ...
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Recognise this Language?

Hi,

Does anybody recognise the language?

Bu yukumlulukle birlikte bu mesaji ve eklerini kullanamaz, kopyalayamaz baska kisilere gonderemez ve aciklayamazsiniz.


If so, where might I get it translated?

It is a snippet from an email I received, I think from someone asking about MS.

thanks
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STUDY: NEW NEURONS CAN GET OUT OF SPINAL CORD

Although specific to spinal cord treatments the neuron reinstatement and the area of myelin discussion is very very interesting..


http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_re ... 28_04.html

Advance Overcomes An Important Early Hurdle To Clinical Therapy

In experiments with rodents, Johns Hopkins scientists have used properly directed stem cells to successfully overcome what is thought to be a basic hurdle in restoring function to severely damaged central nervous systems -- getting new motor neurons ...
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Stem Cell Therapy vs. Multiple Sclerosis

From : http://www.clevelandclinic.org/newslett ... &type=Home%


Cleveland Clinic neuroscientists get grant to develop adult stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis.

The Department of Neurosciences at The Cleveland Clinic has received an $825,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to further research in the area of stem cell biology as it relates to multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating disease of the central nervous system.

Bruce Trapp, Ph.D., chairman of the ...
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An additional moderator

Hi everyone,

Just FYI-- I'm VERY happy to announce that Philip, mscaregiver, has graciously volunteered to help me moderate the forum. Philip has been a long-time member and has earned the trust and respect of us all.

This will be a valuable boost for our site. Thanks again, Philip.
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found new company Nutra Pharma with a promissing MS drug

:P going into phase 2 human trials. The article I read talked about the amazing success in their animal trials. i'm so glad i found this and wanted to contribute. full article is here: http://www.nutrapharma.com/investor/pr/10_14_04.htm
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Advice on antibiotics while in diagnostic limbo

I just saw an MS specialist, a nationally renowned one at that, and he came to the conclusion that I do not have MS. He said I probably have an unknown inflammatory condition of the CNS and/or peripheral nerves. He also mentioned fibromyalgia as a possibility.

I am greatly relieved but at the same time I am a bit confused since I had positive visually evoked potentials...which I believe are not caused by inflammation, but ...
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4-Aminopyridine

Anyone know of any long-term side effects from 4-AP? Does the body eventually build up a tolerance to it so it's not as effective. I have been taking one tablet/day (can take up to three) for about a year. Just recently took two and found that my stamina improved significantly. (Haven't tried the three in one day.) I have PPMS, use a cane and have an AFO. With the improvement in stamina, comes the improvement ...
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