ArchiveApril 2013

Regional Access to DMT

Thousands of MSers are not getting drugs or the care and support they need, according to a campaign launched this week by UK MS Society.

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Reasons to Live in Northern Ireland. They have a Similar Demographic, in terms of proportions of MSers, to Scotland.

Glaterimer acetate promotes remyelination

Rosato Siri MV, Badaracco ME, Pasquini JM.Glatiramer Promotes Oligodendroglial Cell Maturation In A Cuprizone-Induced Demyelination Model. Neurochem Int. 2013 Apr. doi:pii: S0197-0186(13)00131-9. 10.1016/j.neuint.2013.04.008. [Epub ahead of print] The therapeutic potential of glatiramer acetate (GA) in Multiple Sclerosis has been apparent for many years and has been proven effective in...

Rip-off prices for drugs set by ‘profiteering’ Big Pharma giants

In Yesterdays News we hear about how companies selling cancer drugs are profiteering A group of more than 100 leading cancer physicians from around the world, including nine from the UK, accuse the drug industry of “profiteering” – making a profit by unethical methods such as by raising the cost of grain after a natural disaster. The high prices mean the drugs may not be approved by the National...

Postcode Lottery UK

Thousands of MSers are not getting drugs or the care and support they need, according to a campaign launched today by UK MS Society. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT (CLICK) The MS Society wants equal access for all to treatment A survey of more than 10,000 people with the condition found there were postcode variations, with people in Northern Ireland twice as likely as those in Wales to be taking drug...

Research:Manipulating the Cannabinoid System

Epub: Pryce G , A Cabranes, Fernández-Ruiz J, Bisogno T, Di Marzo T, Long JZ, Cravatt BF, Giovannoni G, Baker D. Control of experimental spasticity by targeting the degradation of endocannabinoids using selective fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitors Mult Scler 1352458513485982, doi:10.1177/1352458513485982 Background: It has been previously shown that CB1 cannabinoid receptor agonism using...

Another action for glaterimer acetate

Høglund RA, Holmøy T, Harbo HF, Maghazachi AA. A One Year Follow-Up Study of Natural Killer and Dendritic Cells Activities in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Receiving Glatiramer Acetate (GA). PLoS One. 2013 Apr 22;8(4):e62237. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062237. Print 2013. BACKGROUND:Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory, demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease. It is thought to be...

MS Awareness Week 2013, UK Are you getting Loud?

This week is the MS Week (29 April – 5 May 2013) in UK, in USA it was in March  This week the UK MS Society will be launching a report based on surveys of thousands of MSers. This gives a picture of access to MS treatments and services across the UK… sadly I think I can guess the content….I maybe will do a post once I get my hands on one. Did you ask your MP to go to a reception...

Not all models of MS are in animals

Epub: Llobet et al. Stressed cybrids model demyelinated axons in multiple sclerosis. Metab Brain Dis. 2013 Apr 24. Multiple sclerosis is likely caused by a complex interaction of multiple genes and environmental factors. The contribution of mitochondrial DNA genetic backgrounds has been frequently reported. To evaluate the effect of mitochondrial DNA haplogroups in the same genetic and...

Research Viral-specific T cells augment autoimmmunity

Epub: Rainey-Barger EK, Blakely PK, Huber AK, Segal BM, Irani DN.Virus-induced CD8+ T cells accelerate the onset of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: Implications for how viral infections might trigger multiple sclerosis exacerbations. J Neuroimmunol. 2013 Apr. Viral infections can exacerbate multiple sclerosis (MS) through poorly defined mechanisms. We developed an experimental...

CCSVI April

Epub: Radak et al. Percutaneous angioplasty of internal jugular and azygous veins in patients with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis: early and mid-term results. Phlebology. 2013 Apr. Purpose: To assess the safety of endovascular treatment of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in patients with multiple sclerosis(MS). Materials and Methods: A...

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