Sunday, September 25, 2011

A cure for MS? These claims are somewhat premature

While this is very interesting and might lead to something worthwhile sometime in the future, I would say it's WAY to early to start making claims about a cure or even treatment: Toronto Sun story.  I'll have to look around to see if someone has done an analysis of the research to see if there is at least working theory as to how the lack of these neurosteroids could cause MS pathology.  The great thing about the CCSVI hypothesis is that the explanation of how CCSVI could initiate and/or worsen MS made sense right from the get-go... so far I don't see anything like that in the description of this research.

If you're interested you can follow the discussion (by knowledgeable lay people) about the research implications here: TiMS discussion.

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