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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  1. Long New York Times article on CCSVI

    Started by agate, 10-27-2012 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,148
    10-28-2012, 11:07 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,761
    12-13-2012, 04:51 AM Go to last post
  2. MIS416 for SPMS gets US patent

    Started by agate, 01-14-2013 08:10 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    01-13-2016, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  3. Eagle nest webcam

    Started by agate, 01-13-2016 12:14 PM
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    01-15-2016, 11:56 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,884
    02-13-2013, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  4. MSAA research review for 2016

    Started by agate, 05-29-2016 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,201
    05-30-2016, 04:47 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,743
    04-10-2013, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Newest gadget--weights for feet

    Started by agate, 05-06-2016 05:45 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,833
    05-10-2016, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Medical errors may be 3rd leading cause of US deaths

    Started by agate, 05-11-2016 04:25 PM
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    05-12-2016, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  7. Caution about ransomware on your computer

    Started by agate, 05-12-2016 01:46 PM
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    05-13-2016, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  8. (Somewhat OT) Last woman in US born in 19th century died--at 116

    Started by agate, 05-13-2016 05:56 PM
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    05-25-2016, 10:13 PM Go to last post
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    05-15-2016, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  9. (OT) Portland's 12 bridges viewed from a drone

    Started by agate, 06-09-2016 10:56 AM
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    06-10-2016, 06:36 AM Go to last post
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    09-20-2016, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Happy Birthday, Virginia--July 16!

    Started by agate, 07-15-2016 09:43 PM
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    07-23-2016, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  11. A wheelchair for $12,500

    Started by agate, 07-18-2016 10:06 AM
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    07-22-2016, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  12. Azathioprine (Imuran) for MS?

    Started by agate, 07-18-2016 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,126
    07-22-2016, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  13. Book about US overuse of medical care

    Started by agate, 07-20-2016 03:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,084
    07-21-2016, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  14. (OT) Proposed revised English spelling

    Started by agate, 07-20-2016 10:32 PM
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    • Replies: 53
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