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Lifetime of antibody-producing cells is investigated

Clinicians at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus erythematosus...... Read More -
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Lyme disease

The People's Pharmacy recently interviewed Dr. Neil Spector who required a heart transplant due to undiagnosed chronic Lyme disease. The podcast of the interview will be freely available for the next 4 weeks. ... diagnosis/

Access the interview directly from... ... gnosis.mp3
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Can you trust Lyme disease tests?

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting has written an article discussing Lyme disease tests.
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MediciNova announces update on phase 2b trial

MediciNova has announced that the ongoing clinical trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) has finished the randomisation of 255 patients, exceeding the initial goal of 250 patients........ Read More -
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‘Positive impact’ of Mediterranean diet

Several studies have reported that the Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline and lowers risk of neurodegenerative conditions. While most of the research has been conducted in Mediterranean countries, consumption of the Mediterranean diet by other population groups have provided similar results..... Read More -
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Researcher improves methodology ......

Researcher improves methodology for predicting genetic ‘mutations’

Researchers around the world have sequenced the genomes of patients living with from common, multi-gene diseases, looking for common mutations in their control regions. However these studies produce hundreds of mutations, many of which prove to be benign..... Read More -
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NOOTROPICS? & Neurogenesis

Has anyone tried, looked into or researched nootropics and MS? They are commonly tested in dementia and Alzheimer.

For those not familiar with the term:
Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-trop-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention.
They are often referred / discussed around neurogenesis. (Not sure ...
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Lowered pain threshold a symptom?

I used to be able to practically lop off a finger and barely notice. Lately, if I bump my finger (for instance, have an impact sprinkler thunk my index finger as I try to adjust it while it's spraying) it hurts like the dickens. What gives? Is hypersensitivity to pain an ms thing?
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CNS lymph vessels found. Brain is not immune-privileged

(edit) New discovery from 2 separate universities is changing medical textbooks and MS research.
The brain is not immune-privileged, as postulated for decades;
Immune cells and lymphatic vessels are part of the brain's circulation, and rely on venous flow for drainage.
Animal model has been confirmed in autopsied human tissue.

New article from Cosmos Magazine which interviewed Dr. Kipnis (discoverer of lymphatic vessels in brain) and he stated that his team is now studying how ...
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Back pain

Does anyone have back pain? What does it feel like?

I have had some pains over the years in my back, but not like normal back pain. It is in the middle of my back and feel like my spine is being bent in the wrong direction. Like the muscles can't hold my spine up and it will bend the wrong way.

Had an attack of this in the middle of the night. Woke me ...
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