Below are some carefully selected links which you may find useful. If you are aware of other links that you feel would be useful here please contact us with the URL and a brief explanation about the site.
Getting tested for HHV-6 and EBV
Wisconsin Viral Research Group - The Wisconsin Viral Research Group offers Nested PCR for detection of HHV-6, EBV and HTLV-2 and we consider it the most reliable and sensitive test currently available.
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)
The Wisconsin Viral Research Group - The website of the Wisconsin Viral Research Group (WVRG) is the website of Drs. Konstance Knox and Donald Carrigan, whose trailblazing research brought the role of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in MS to worldwide attention.
WVRG has both diagnostic and research laboratories and their research provides important insights into pathogens and their role in disease.
WVRG's dedicated work on the role of human herpesvirus 6 in MS provides much needed data on the pathogenesis of MS and we feel it answers much of what we call the MS Puzzle.
MS Research Links
MS Diagnosis criteria - The following area of our website has information on MS diagnosis including the Mc Donald criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis and a very good paper on diagnosis.
Harvard School of Public Health - The Harvard School of Public Health researches what causes us to get MS. Through careful study of patient samples, often taken before the onset of clinical disease, HSPH scientists study those crucial factors which may contribute to the development of multiple sclerosis. Their recent published studies include research into the effect of smoking on development and progression of MS; how vitamin D (found in sunlight) exposure may affect risk of MS developing; and the role of Epstein-Barr virus in the pathogenesis of MS.
Accelerated Cure Project - The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is a national nonprofit dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes. Founded in 2001, it began as the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis and started formally branching out nationally in 2005 under the umbrella name Accelerated Cure Project for MS, with the Boston Cure Project as the national headquarters and New England affiliate.
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California - There is interesting research here with a focus on both the role of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in the acute and chronic forms of viral-induced CNS demyelination and the molecular mechanisms of viral assembly with the goal of understanding viral persistence in the CNS associated with chronic viral-induced demyelination.
Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia - The focus of this research is the pathology of myelin and formation and evolution of the MS lesion.
ReceptoPharm - Engaged in research and development of treatments for MS and viral illnesses, with particular focus on the use of cobratoxin.
Pityriasis rosea support - Experience.patient.co.uk has a very good patient support site where people with PR can share their spotty experiences. The site is recommended by the BBC and offers a lot of patient stories.
Dermatlas at JHMI - There is growing evidence that Pityriasis Rosea is caused by HHV-6/HHV-7 or a combination of both beta herpesviruses. The dermatlas at JHMI is the best dermatological online database we can find. There are thousands of images of different skin disorders.