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Just wanted to pass along a very valuable resource for anybody seeking the latest MS news and information.
I'm sure there are many out there like me, who hungrily scour the web for whatever pieces of information might help solve the MS puzzle. At least I hope there are many out there like me, as I'd hate to think I'm all alone in my obsession. I don't expect that there are too many others pathologically obsessed with vintage fedoras, or antique New York City postcards (only two examples from my overstuffed portfolio of fetishes, manias, and obsessions), but I imagine that most people affected by MS actively seek out info and opinion regarding the disease.
The mother lode of MS info is "Stu's Views and MS Related News", a weekly e-mail newsletter stuffed with all of the worthwhile MS information gleaned from the previous seven days (click here to register). Stu also maintains a website (click here), and a blog (click here) which is updated several times a day with the latest breaking news.
The MS news feed in the left column of Wheelchair Kamikaze comes from "Stu's Views and MS Related News", and I encourage everybody to take advantage of this very valuable service provided by Stuart to the MS community.
CCSVI NEWS ALERT: Something tells me that some very important information regarding the Buffalo CCSVI study will be released tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM. That same something tells me that everybody interested should check out the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center's website (click here) Wednesday morning, for what should be some enlightening news regarding the results of the study.
Something else tells me that the Abominable Snowman likes to write his name in the snow when he pees, but that something might just be the frozen the enchilada I ate for lunch.
UPDATE: the Buffalo CCSVI numbers have been released (click here for link). Results indicate that 55% of MS patients studied showed sign of CCSVI vascular issues, while the same type of vascular anomalies were seen in 25.9% of healthy test subjects.
I'll have more to say on this in a post later today, but suffice it to say for now that these results are significant and in-line with what would be expected given what we know about the nature of Multiple Sclerosis.