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There's a lot of info about the connection between EBV and MS. Is there any connection between herpes simplex virus type 1 and MS? I never came down with mononucleosis (though my best friend did) but I did experience my first cold sore when I was in high school. Just wondering if maybe that opened the door to MS.
Re: "There's a lot of info about the connection between EBV and MS. Is there any connection between herpes simplex virus type 1 and MS?"The link or association between HSV 1 & 2 and MS is not nearly as strong as EBV. There is really no data to link it causally to MS. However, viral infections are a trigger of MS attacks or relapses and recurrent herpes infections could almost certainly trigger clinical attacks.
For RRMS it seems like Tysabri is the most effective drug out there right now. The jury is still out on Gilenya, but I personally like the fact that Tysabri leaves the white blood cells in most of the rest of the body where they presumably do their job.My question is, from your perspective, is there a drug in development now or soon to be released that will make Tysabri a thing of the past?If Tysabri is the iPhone4, is the next big drug likely to be the iPhone4S or the iPhone5? (minor or major upgrade) And what are those drugs?
My question is, from your perspective, is there a drug in development now or soon to be released that will make Tysabri a thing of the past?There are new drugs in development each will have its own side effect some are like the next addition to the iphone others are completely different the blackberry or android.I would not see it as making drugs a thing of the past but new additions to the armoury.
Why is this post considrered to be "unhelpful"?
Don't you think that injectables like Rebif etc will become a thing of the past when BG12 comes online-apart from those people who love them and have done well on them, unless the pharma companies make them dirt cheap.ps I know a lot of bloggers seem to hit out in response to posts- how's that going to help? what a waste of time? we need results now, not in 20 years? Please don't think what is the point? so many of us have learnt so much from these blogs.
Influential MS blogger has linked to the Research Day videos on youtube and your Google Trends post from January (to the copy on shift.ms)
Did you see the article on the MSRC website within the past 2 days that EBV stimulataes the torque teno virus into replication, and may be implicated in MS?
I seem to post questions but don't get answers. Or, quite possibly the arrangement of comments and questions is extremely poor. I think the Q & A section needs major work.Either of the neurologist brave enough to attempt an answer to my question about EDSS posted around Tuesday? If you have answered, then the response is not able to be clearly detected. Maybe invite a person who has experience in web design to assist you. Most of the UK MS websites know how to do this. I know that answering questions is a public service but I think if managed in a more user friendly way for both parties, there would be less angst all round. And someone else should be doing the data input answers for your questions - as it is pretty clear that your keyboard skills pale in comparison to your neurology skills - is there not secretarial support or research assistants upon whom you can inflict these tasks?
Dear HelenRe your question on EDSS. They were answered under the post you asked the question; see below. The Q&A are all linked to a specific post around which the discussion occurs. I suggest your register to get email alerts from the blog; in this way all answers come to you via email. We use Google's blogger for this site; the way it is designed is beyond our control. http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.com/2012/03/hopefully-new-treatment-for-spasticity.html
Did you see the article on the MSRC website within the past 2 days that EBV stimulataes the torque teno virus into replication, and may be implicated in MS? Yes thanks a post has been done, we are trying not to post 5 posts a day so some things arrive sloer than others.
Should we get rid of the British Royal Family and elect a UK president instead?Also, what are you thoughts on the existence of Bigfoot?
Sorry Load of of Rubbish from a republican point of view as well as a royalist point of view. What relevance has this comment got to do with anything on this blog?.Bigfoot does not exist
We love the QueenP.S. Can I have a Knighthood NowProf G for OBE!
Just in case it's slipped under the radar- there was a report on MSRC that a Danish team have implicated HERV-Fc1 and the gene TRIM5 in MS.
Does having a beard limit vit D through the face?
Re: "Does having a beard limit vit D through the face?"Yes, it reduces the surface area of skin that can be exposed to the sun.
The Telegraph says:"Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defences and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system – T cells – will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body.""For T cells to detect and kill foreign pathogens such as clumps of bacteria or viruses, the cells must first be ‘triggered’ into action and "transform" from inactive and harmless immune cells into killer cells that are primed to seek out and destroy all traces of invaders.""The researchers found that the T cells rely on vitamin D in order activate and they would remain dormant, ‘naïve’ to the possibility of threat if vitamin D is lacking in the blood."Therefore. what I want to know is does having too much vit D as an MSer risk encouraging misbehaving T cells that are out to destroy my CNS?
This is on blog navigation.Could you add a blog archive section where you click a year to get a list of months and click a month to get a list of posts in the month? As in this blog http://googlesystem.blogspot.comAlso, I don't think the long list of labels on the left is useful.
Re: "Could you add a blog archive."Done!