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  • wendell3308 wendell3308 May 22, 2010 12:12 PM Flag

    Crippled US soldiers DENIED TYSABRI but OK for Lawyer?

    Minimal help as methylprednisolone diminishes inflammation & thus pain, but has no effect on getting the crippled to walk.

    Methylprednisolone is certainly not TYSABRI (aka natalizumab aka alpha4beta1 integrin blocker aka anti-alpha4beta1 monoclonal antibody).

    Methylprednisolone is a steroid. Here is a link to it-

    Tysabri is a selective adhesion modifier that helps release stem cells from the bone marrow. Here's a link from Canada to it-

    While methylprednisolone helps reduce inflammation & pain, it doesn't help our crippled heroes walk. But TYSABRI would...if the captured media or true American patriots would write their Congress...
    Exp Neurol. 2008 Dec;214(2):147-59. Epub 2008 May 1.

    Alpha4beta1 integrin blockade after spinal cord injury decreases damage and improves neurological function.
    Fleming JC, Bao F, Chen Y, Hamilton EF, Relton JK, Weaver LC.

    Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory, BioTherapeutics Research Group, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5K8.

    The authors state that "motor function improved by up to 2 points on an open-field locomotor scale. Treated rats supported weight with their hind paws instead of sweeping."

    What this would mean to a human is that instead of dragging along your limp legs, they would actually SUPPORT YOUR WEIGHT while STANDING ON YOUR LEGS.

    Why won't you SUPPORT MY EFFORTS to bring this SIMPLE TRUTH to the public's attention?

    Bill & Melinda Gates aren't. Neither is Warren Buffet.
    They obviously are too busy making MONEY for themselves or are too busy with their PET PROJECTS of saving lives by making vaccines for the UNDERPRIVILEGED to care about our


    So what's your excuse?

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