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Multiple Sclerosis: MS Treatment 'Breakthrough'
SKY NEWS ^ | 06/05/2013 | Thomas Moore, Health Correspondent

Posted on 06/05/2013 1:15:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 06/05/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Doctors hope a new experimental treatment could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis.

For the first time, researchers have reprogrammed the immune systems of MS patients to stop cells attacking the protective layer around nerves in the spinal cord.


(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: immunology; ms; multiplesclerosis

1 posted on 06/05/2013 1:15:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Northwestern University in Chicago, which took part in the research, hailed the study as a "big breakthrough".

This is great news. Too late for some, but hope for those recently diagnosed.

2 posted on 06/05/2013 1:17:57 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for posting!


3 posted on 06/05/2013 1:22:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

Great stuff. Kudos.

I’m glad there are folks out there who are smart and know how to use those smarts.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 1:24:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late for my wife. I miss her every day.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 1:40:30 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: SeekAndFind

This could be a century of medical miracles. I hope and pray Obamacare doesn’t derail the course of research.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 1:43:24 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: 2harddrive
Too late for my wife. I miss her every day.

Mine, too. I miss mine every day also. She battled MS for 31 years.

7 posted on 06/05/2013 1:45:19 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Mine has MS, primary progressive. Took her to PT earlier today and she had her walker, but fell in the hall before I could catch her.
I thank God for every day we have together.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 2:02:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice
I thank God for every day we have together.

You and your wife have my complete understanding and sympathy. My wife fell, experienced periods of blindness and other symptoms.

Even though the last few years my wife was totally bedridden and was unable to move her extremities, I'd give anything to have her back. I would get angry with her for not being angry. From cane, to walker, to wheelchair to fancy air bed. She was the most courageous and stoic person I've ever known. I thought after all the years that I had prepared myself for her passing, but I was wrong. It has been nearly six months, and in my logical mind I know the hurt won't be so bad in the years to come, but it certainly hasn't lessened so far.

If there were but one word of advice I could give to all married couples, it would be "CHERISH".

9 posted on 06/05/2013 2:24:14 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I’ve read Alpha Lipoic Acid does facilitate the regeneration of myelin. Supposedly R Lipoic Acid is better.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 2:54:59 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Alaska Wolf

Thanks for the advice. I do cherish my wife. She’s had MS for about 25 years and is now secondary-progressive. Each day we pray that today will be the day that the secret is unlocked, the answer is found, the cure is discovered. It kills me to see the energetic, active woman slowly become a prisoner of MS.

She still goes 110%, it just doesn’t last from early morning to late at night like it used to. Now she’s lucky if it’s late morning to early afternoon. With all she has to endure, she is a true inspiration to me and to many who know her.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 2:55:40 PM PDT by baldisbeautiful ("The greatest miracle is the fact that politicians are tolerated." G. K. Chesterton)
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To: meatloaf
We tried everything. She was a participant in a Mayo Clinic trial, but the results weren't positive enough for all volunteers to proceed with further testing. By the time the ABC drugs became available her MS had progressed to the point those drugs weren't effective.

My sister and some friends of mine children are afflicted with MS and all are coping fairly well with the ABC drugs available, though the drugs themselves make them physically ill at times.

12 posted on 06/05/2013 3:08:56 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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BOOKbump


13 posted on 06/05/2013 3:51:40 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE The Bill of Rights.....It's the Law!)
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To: tanuki

It absolutely should be if The Culture of Death doesn’t prevail.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 3:52:45 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

M4L


15 posted on 06/05/2013 4:13:30 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
It has been nearly six months, and in my logical mind I know the hurt won't be so bad in the years to come, but it certainly hasn't lessened so far.

You are right. It will get better. Six months is still very early. And please don't feel like a cad when the pain isn't as bad, as if you care less about her. Some people make that mistake.

I lost a child eight years ago so I'm somewhat of an authority of blinding unendurable pain. Time helps.

16 posted on 06/05/2013 4:27:32 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Alaska Wolf

There was a prior study where mice with MS were cured, and health restored, by injections of amyloed beta (sp).


17 posted on 06/05/2013 4:51:33 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: tumblindice

May the Lord give you many more years together.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 5:11:51 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Alaska Wolf

The ABC drugs were not working for me. It can be hard to find what helps.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 5:13:14 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Lizavetta
I lost a child eight years ago

I'm sorry for your loss. We were lucky to have so many years together, but watching the love of your life slowly physically and mentally deteriorate and suffer tries one's faith.

20 posted on 06/05/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: lastchance
The ABC drugs were not working for me. It can be hard to find what helps.

I hope you find something that helps. There have been so many disappointments over the years.

21 posted on 06/05/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I am very sorry for your loss. I am blessed to have a husband that understands just as you did.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 6:20:10 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: 2harddrive

My condolences for your loss.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 6:22:35 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I don’t doubt that. Hang in there.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:40 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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