Friday, 1 April 2016

BlogNews

So having discussed your comments with ProfG, DrK, NDG, we though the idea of having a gardening section was a good idea and it may relieve a bit of stress. So we will be developing this imminently. 

MD2, has been charged with being your regular Percy Thrower, so watch this space for his green fingered top tips. He'll be setting up "Compost Corner" for the papers where the results will never see the light of translatability.


MD will be going on gardening leave and will drop his posts to once a month.

There will be no more meta analysis of the week or EAE cure of the week and only posts on repair and neuroprotection and nerve growth will ever be mentioned....nothing on DMT.

He will stop being acerbic, get a hair cut and say only nice things about Neuros and Pharma:-(



Dr Franklinstein has agreed to create a regular feature  "Stemcells R us" on the latest developments from Cambridge & Edinburgh.

ProfG will restrict posts on DMT to once a fortnight and has lined up sponsorship from "Boots the Chemist" to get that administrator in place. He has also bought a pair of rose-tinted glasses that he will wear whenever he writes his posts. 



He has also set up a franchise so expect HarvardMSBlog, StanfordMSblog, ClevelandMSBlog sponsored by Biogen to appear on the web very soon. 

We will get a guest post on complementary medicine ever week; our next post under this heading will be on "Low Dose Naltrexone: the Science behind the Myth" by Prof Hans-Peter Hartung.

Then up we have Prof Muraro to present "NEDA on HSCT"  verses "Not-NEDA on Alemtuzumab".

Lastly we will only allow comments from signed up individuals; you will have to prove you exist (scanned ID document and utility bills). The new administrator will have the job or vetting individuals to make sure they exist. 

We will start tracking all IP addresses of commentators and have hired a private investigator to help track-down trolls. We will collect evidence and when we have sufficient material we will be pressing charges against the worst offenders.

Hope you like the changes.


24 comments:

  1. These changes sound exciting but am sorry to hear that MD will only post once a month. Will be glad to see the back of the anons.

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  2. This couldn't possibly have anything to do with the date could it?

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  3. It's good to know that the blog is going to change and adapt. MS can be boring so it's good to let the researchers and neuros post other interests. We need more fun posts and games. What about "who wants to be a neuro millionaire" where Prof G shares tips and advice on tax avoidance schemes and shares photos of his large airline sick bag collection. We could also have a neuro version of the Chase (forget that as no neuro knows any of the answers to basic MS questions such as 'what causes the disease'. We could have a political pages where well paid neuros and academicS can slag off the Tory government and support the junior doctors etc. (before heading home to their expensive pads in the suburbs). i would like to have more EAE posts - I like to know that thousands on tiny rats have suffered for the benefit of.......MS research papers and international conferences. These changes will improve the site before it closes in 2 years time (when the Barts MS team reap the rewards of their spasticity drug and head off to their villas in The Bahamas). Enjoy April 1 MD��

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    1. We're also going to institute a Gripe of the day section,for which you are obviously the outstanding candidate to contribute.
      You would have to shed your anonymity though.
      Being lucky enough to already live in a nice village, the Bahamas doesn't appeal, though the prospect of some more expensive guitars and related equipment would be nice, with the added benefit that we would have done something meaningful for pwMS, which is of course, reward enough.

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  4. Is this the great leap forward for the world of MS amd the Blog. Its taken you a long time to get there. HaHa :-)

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  5. Hey Aidan, have you checked your calendar today?

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    1. Oops, I'm in a different time zone. Was still March

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  6. I live in an (ex) council house, so shame to burst your bubble.

    Bahamas in 2 years...great I could be a neighbour of Steve Harris ...iron maiden bassist

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    1. Home of London riots,bomb maker and two murders on my street...suburbia?

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    2. I live next to an estate with the highest crime rate in London and the biggest drug problem in South London. Suburbia?

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    3. Prof G,

      Good job you have a Hummer for the shopping trips and 24 hours guarding for Giovannnoni Towers. The biggest drug problem in South London is the price Kings Hospital pays for Rebif! Compared to Jo'burg you must still feel pretty safe.

      MD,

      It does sound pretty rough where you are. As an ex-miner from Yorkshire a flat in the East End is a big jump up the social ladder.

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    4. You are now the official Comedy Corner compiler. You need a snappier monicker though.

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    5. East end up the social ladder?....I come from Harrogate mate...you can't get more posh. Only miners you find in Harrogate are gold diggers:-)

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    6. Rebif is cheap as chips compared to Lemtrada. I am sure the MS docs down South are quietly bankrupting the NHS.

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    7. Hate to say it that NHS is already bankrupt

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  7. I hope you mean it about the gardening bits! And that your Hepatica seed has germinated MD2! I'm now happily cat turd-free as I got a couple of those ultrasonic devices. But it does mean that have to wear earplugs in the garden.

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    1. Hepatica seeds not germinated yet but now the weather is warming up, I have high hopes. Have also attempted to raise the fiendishly difficult Himalayan poppy from seed plus some Welsh poppies. Will keep you updated.
      Glad the cat scarers have worked out, you must have very sensitive hearing!

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    2. Yes amazing hearing although hope you haven't forgotten to turn off the audible button:-).

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    3. Do keep me posted about the Himalayan poppies - the plants are pricey and I've decided I'd feel like I was cheating. So I'll be trying to raise them from seed too - if not this year, then for next year. Tips will be welcome! My sister's ones all damped off. Disaster!

      Wearing earplugs does also mean that I can't hear the local kids shrieking, or the neighbour singing/shouting, which is a bonus. Can garden in peace! :o)

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    4. My cat blasters don't have an audible button or anything. It's not so much like noise - it's more like intense ear pain - I can appreciate why these gadgets work for frightening off cats!

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    5. A quick update. The Himalayan poppies (from Chiltern Seeds) have germinated, so have removed the plastic bag from the tray to air off and keeping them inside for now. So far so good but a long way to go! You'd still have time if you sowed them now.
      Only one Welsh poppy has germinated so far but fingers crossed.

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  8. Haha! I knew it was an April Fool joke when you said MD would only post once a month.

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  9. Oh I'm with a beautiful rose! It took so much so that I could have a rose bush with large, lush roses, because the weather in my town do not favor too.

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