In looking up information about Thalassemia minor, I was fascinated by how prevalent it is in the Mediterranean countries, especially Italy. I’ve been on my own personal journey along with so many to find answers for my MS now for over 12 years. I sincerely hope CCSVI is just the tip of the iceberg and that research there is going in the right direction.
And like many, I’ve run the gamete of treatments, supplements, etc. I believe based on when I applied to Stanford that I will be one of the lucky ones to be in the trials later this summer. I feel a little like I won the “Golden Ticket” for the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory tour.
But I still find all this information so interesting and compelling. So anyway, while looking at Thalassemia minor I came across this article and found it interesting too.
Why can’t we get these researchers to share their ideas not just in journals but in the lab! This article was published just last month and I believe they still have a grant for two more years of research, sponsored by the Italian Association of Multiple Sclerosis (AISM). I realize it’s the same ole’ autoimmune hypothesis once again, and that their research is to develop a vaccine, but who knows, we still need to see if we can fix any of the ravages on our bodies from this disease. Could sure use some of those research funds from Rome thrown Dr. Zamboni’s way!
http://www.news-medical.net/news/201002 ... hesis.aspx