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    Interesting study going on in Australia for SPMS Med
    http://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.co...linical-trial/
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    Looks good, thanks Sally!

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    Thanks for the info Sally.
    Roswell was a gift.

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    It includes an interesting bit about the immune system:

    The immune system comprises several layers of defense. The first line of defense consists of physical barriers, such as the skin and mucous membranes that line the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive tracts. For infection to occur, pathogens must first breach this physical barrier. When such a breach does occur, the innate immune system is the next line of defense — ‘innate’ because all animals naturally possess it from birth. The surveillance cells of the innate immune system firstly recognize the signature (or pattern) of an invading pathogen and then activate appropriate attack cells or mechanisms to clean out the invader. This same surveillance and response process also works for cells that go bad, e.g. early stage cancer cells. If the innate system is overwhelmed, the adaptive immune system is triggered, providing the last, but often the most potent layer of immune defense. The cells that form part of the adaptive response (antibodies and killer T-cells) must be custom-made to match the pathogen and so the process is relatively slow, but once designed, these cells can be made in huge quantities to overwhelm the threat. Once the system is adapted to recognize and destroy a particular invader, it remembers that invader, and can then react more quickly next time the invader is encountered.
    I didn't realize that the immune system is really more than one system.
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    Actually, it's three. WASH YOUR HANDS!!! I am almost a compulsive hand washer. If the germs don't get in, the immune system doesn't have to fight it.
    Roswell was a gift.

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