Basically the article seems to be saying (toward the end of the article) that stress and cortisone both trigger stem cells in the brain to become new myelin instead of new neurons.
The cell re-programs changes its fate, from wanting to become a neuron to wanting to become an oligodendrocyte
I wonder if that's why IV cortisone during MS flareups helps? It also made me think maybe stress has its upside!
I have to admit I don't know how this connects to CCSVI if it does, or even if I'm interpereting the article correctly, but I thought it might be a clue to MS that some of the smart people on this board would be interested in.
I often feel like the information needed to unlock the mystery of MS is out there, its just that no one person has access to enough of the puzzle pieces to make sense of it! And of course there may be some puzzle pieces still missing.