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The story of Rituxan and the weakest point in the system

Maybe some of you have heard about the history of Rituxan and Ocrelizumab. Ocrelizumab is a slightly modified version of Rituxan/Rituximab. As Rituxan was approaching FDA approval for treatment of multiple sclerosis (with very good results), it was also approaching the end of its patent. Therefore the company decided that it was not profitable to pursue the approval process for a treatment that would be available soon from other productors.

The history is explained by ...
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Researchers link MS risk genes to Vitamin D

The further away you live from the equator, apparently the more likely you are to be diagnosed with MS. It sounds simple, but since analysis of the genetic determiners of multiple sclerosis began in the '70s, sunlight's factoring in the disease has seemed irreconcilable with its highly complex genetic make-up...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/researchers-link-ms-risk-genes-vitamin-d-220816
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7 Tesla MRI demonstrates vascular pathology in Baló’s concen

Any thoughts about this??

7 Tesla MRI demonstrates vascular pathology in Baló’s concentric sclerosis

http://msj.sagepub.com/content/19/1/120.abstract


Abstract

Baló’s concentric sclerosis (BCS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease related to multiple sclerosis; its underlying pathology remains unclear. At 7 T MRI in a 19-year-old female BCS patient, microhaemorrhages and ectatic veins were found in T2 hyperintense regions, features which have not been previously reported in conjunction with BCS, and these findings may ...


Magnesium threonate

Has anyone tried magnesium threonate? There was an interesting article from Life Extension Foundation that stated that it helps improve neuroplasticity.

http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2 ... ng/Page-01
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MRI Brain Scan

Had Brain MRI done Aug 5,2016 My Primary ordered it due to my symptoms and Neurologist did test with very small pin and poke me determine I have "Neuropathy".
I'm not Diabetic I do have Hashimotos .
MRI Brain without/ with Contrast results were :
T2 Hypointensity Caudate/Putamen Iron deposits.
My Primary said he thinks my symptoms are signs of early MS.Primary said its not my Thyroid but now he's not sure..
Going to see ...
Read more : MRI Brain Scan | Views : 338 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Walkaide product# 20-1000 for sale $3000

I'm selling walkaide patient kit product #20-1000 for a friend of mine. He's used it for about 6 months but he doesn't really like it. It can be used for left or right foot, and I'm selling it for $3000. If you're interested you can PM me through this site.
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Modafinil, Ritalin

I use occasionally modafinil to make something against my fatigue and weakness. I also feel some effect in terms of concentration while walking. Now I have heard that the effect can be increased if you grind a tablet and snuff in the nose.
- Who has done this already?

Regards
Uwe
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Try plant based diet: new study

I am reading that a study from the University of Oregon Mendical School says plant based diet benefits MS. Is anyone vegan or vegetarian here? If yes, how is it working for you?

Here is the reference.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/how-plant-based-diet-benefits-multiple-sclerosis
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Greetings from NC

Hello everyone. A 42 years old man here from NC. Joined the discussion to participate. Wishing everyone a good overall health.
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Specific definition of fatigue proposed to advance MS resear

Researchers from Colorado State University have proposed a new model of fatigue in multiple sclerosis which is designed to overcome the lack of a unified definition which can be objectively tested...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/specific-definition-fatigue-proposed-advance-ms-research-190816
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