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Friday, September 9, 2011

Starving Inflammatory Immune Cells Slows Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

Sept 2011  - Information provided by Nicole

In a paper published today in the journal Scientific Reports, a pair of researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report that inhibiting the ability of immune cells to use fatty acids as fuel measurably slows disease progression in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS is an autoimmune disease resulting from damage to the myelin sheath, a protective layer surrounding nerve cells. When the sheath is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed or halted, resulting in progressive physical and neurological disabilities. The cause of the damage is inflammation occurring when the body’s immune cells attack the central nervous system (CNS).

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Help Available for Multiple Sclerosis Patients Seeking Assistance with Healthcare Premiums


The Assistance Fund announced today the addition of their Premium Assistance Program for patients living with multiple sclerosis


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
The Assistance Fund announced today the addition of their Premium Assistance Program for patients living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Options exist for patients who suffer from chronic or life-threatening disease to access health insurance coverage. However, many individuals still struggle with the cost of such coverage. In an effort to truly make such insurance accessible, The Assistance Fund added premium assistance to their portfolio of patient services. Today, help is available for individuals who qualify under program guidelines to the extent that funds are available.

Mark McGreevy, Board Member at The Assistance Fund stated, “Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are able to offer another form of financial assistance to patients living with Multiple Sclerosis. Our premium assistance program complements the copay assistance program services we provide today. We continue our mission of improving access to specialty medications for individuals suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses.”

For more information on supporting this program please contact Cindy Padgett, Director of Fund Development, at 407-367-4483 or by email at cindy.padgett(at)AssistFund(dot)org. To apply for assistance, please contact The Assistance Fund at 877-245-4412 or apply online at http://www.assistfund.org.

About The Assistance Fund:
The Assistance Fund is a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps to make advanced therapies and diagnostics available to the under-insured. More than just a funding resource, The Assistance Fund provides a continuum of services for those with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Our innovative programs make access a reality, putting us at the forefront of what matters most, taking care of patients.

The Assistance Fund, Inc.
5323 Millenia Lakes Boulevard, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32839



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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clinical Reviews of JCV and PML in Digital.pdf format

A Digital View. Information provided by: Cherie C. Binns RN BS MSCN


Understanding the complexities


Click here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f84595ef#/f84595ef/2  to review this Biogen Digital .pdf format






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Alternative Healing: Self-Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

By Roya Monajem, Tehran
“There are no incurable diseases, but incurable people.” 
Dr. Bernie Siegel, Love, Medicine, Miracle (1986) and Peace, Love, Healing (1990)
Introduction:
I have spent many years of my life working with Multiple Sclerosis in various ways. As explained fully in the previous article: Meeting of Western & Eastern medicine, a probable alternative therapy for Multiple Sclerosis, this life-long research has shown that people suffering from MS have a leak in their vital energy system. In this article I am disclosing how one can seal and stop this leak. But before that, you first of all need to break through the solid belief instilled by prevalent western medical knowledge that MS is still ‘incurable.’
To help you in that, I have included the I-Health charts of a group of patients (see the above article for further information about preliminary studies as well as I-Health System) which will show you the treated patients’ unquestionable improvement, in the same way as various medical pictographs (such as EEG, ECG, MRI, X-ray) can reveal other details. Unfortunately, the old floppy discs on which I had saved the result of MRIs of the first group of patients before and after this therapy, showing the disappearance of many of their original lesions are not retrievable to add more visual proof to these charts to help you to break your present despairing belief of incurability of MS. They show the opposite of another prevalent belief that these lesions are irreversible. So they are also an evidence of the infallible truth that human body, if not hindered by baseless beliefs, has a phenomenal potential to heal itself.
Predisposition
The next step for you is to discover the probable psychological attitudes bringing about the predisposition to MS.
Based on the old Chinese proverb: Tell me what you eat, and I tell you who you are, after a few years of deep clinical observation and experience, another version of this proverb was formed in my mind: Tell me what is your physical illness, and I tell you who you are. I tried it and it always worked. In other words, there is a direct correlation between our personalities and the kind of diseases we are prone to. Evidences of this correlation or the fact that all diseases are indeed psychosomatic, can now be amply found in the “hot subject of the day,” Mind-Body mutual interaction, holistic medicine, Psycho-neuro-immunology.
MS Personality, the seed:
As you all know MS is an autoimmune disease. What actually happens in the body is that by some unknown mechanism, parts of one’s central nervous system (the myelin sheath or insulator of the nerves to be more exact) is taken as some external threatening pathological factor and is thus attacked by one’s defence-immune system. Putting it in ordinary language, it is like declaring war on oneself.
Why?
What does actually happen in life to prepare the proper psychosomatic (mind-body) bed for reaching such a stage to become the “victim” of a disease like MS, or any other serious illness?



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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MS 'could be slowed by enzyme inhibition'

Researchers have found that inhibiting one enzyme could slow down the progression of 
multiple sclerosis.


Scientists believe they may have found a way to slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis, it has been revealed, potentially bringing hope to those using assisted living due to the condition.

A study, published in journal Scientific Reports, found that preventing immune cells from using fatty acids as fuel could slow the disease progression in mice.

The cells were seen to starve and die as a result of the inhibition of a single enzyme, thereby preventing further inflammatory damage.

"We expect that because immune cells not in lesions in the CNS are able to use available glucose, they will function just fine during infection and that inhibition of this pathway would not produce general immune suppression," explained first author Leah P Shriver.

In other news, Reuters Health has reported that multiple sclerosis may not be caused by a blood vessel condition, despite earlier research suggesting otherwise.
Dr Ellen Marder, of the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, conducted an analysis of data which revealed that chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency did not cause multiple sclerosis..


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