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Scientists target new painkillers from spider venom

Scientists in Australia have made an important discovery about spider venom that could lead to a new class of painkillers.

Spiders use their venom to immobilize or kill their prey. Researchers from the University of Queensland isolated seven peptides—the building blocks of proteins—in spider venom that blocked the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from the nerves to the brain. One peptide in particular, from a Borneo orange-fringed tarantula, had the right structure, stability ...
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Extending natalizumab up to eight weeks ‘safe and effective’

In a study of 1,964 patients with multiple sclerosis, researchers at the NYU Langone Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center found that extending the dose of natalizumab from four weeks up to eight weeks was shown to be well-tolerated and effective in patients, and resulted in no cases of the potentially fatal side effect progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri


Mindfulness ‘as good as anti-depressants’

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills at stopping people relapsing after recovering from major bouts of depression, according to a new study..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/qol
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Athlete's foot cream 'could repair nerve damage'

A common athlete’s foot cream sold over the counter at most chemists could help people living with multiple sclerosis, a new study claims.... read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/stemcells
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RE ATHLETE'S FOOT DRUG MAY BE MS THERAPY

HI Friends a common drug used for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema may be useful therapies for ms believe
read more from http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32378240
regards
seeva
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what does your relapse look like?

Okay so I am not diagnosed, nor do I really know if I am anywhere near a diagnosis or if I am (or my doc) on the right track here. But my symptoms are:
Fatigue - crazy fatigue
Limb weakness - most intense was in both feet, they were slapping the ground as I walked. Was in both feet but worse in left foot.
Pins and needles - arms and feet
Oh I am 29. ...
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remittent relapse?

Okay so I am not diagnosed, nor do I really know if I am anywhere near a diagnosis or if I am (or my doc) on the right track here. But my symptoms are:
Fatigue - crazy fatigue
Limb weakness - most intense was in both feet, they were slapping the ground as I walked. Was in both feet but worse in left foot.
Pins and needles - arms and feet
Oh I am 29. ...
Read more : remittent relapse? | Views : 180 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Undiagnosed




Slightly used walkaide for sale

I have a walkaide that I've tried to use off and on but I don't really like it. If you are interested in purchasing it please let me know!
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Doctors urged to consider diverse symptoms

Medical professionals have been urged to consider a wide range of possible symptoms when it comes to neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

The move comes after a case where a seven-year-old boy's only symptoms were abdominal pains..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/msetiology
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