Well from what I read you guys are really optimistic about it (I am too but I have difficulty thrusting mankind... especially when it involves money) Don't get me wrong I cried a whole weekend after looking at the W5 program.
I've been it with the !@#$%? thing since 2000 and its been downward ever since not a single break... Betaseron, chimotherapies and now Tysabri... nothing worked. I was a golfer, a skier dad an now a 24/7 wheelchair dad.
My doc is someone everybody is looking at around here, he is a 30 years if not 40 veteran in the business. Since the program (W5) I've been feeding him and his personnal assistant with stuff and all he reads everything that comes out on the net. I get e-mails from them almost every day.
And what he says is the MS treatments would have been much farther if everybody would stop trying to be the first in it. When someone has a good idea he gets piled on by the others, he as seen so many fights about nothing in this area that you can count.
For him the real guy who is working for us here in Canade is Dr Mark Haacke, from McMaster University in Hamilton. in the W5 program he was the first to say that Zamboni was right because he too had found the iron deposits but never knew where it came from. And, now he is working towards that... http://www.ms-mri.com/index.php
for me if something is coming out here it will be because of him...
As for my Neurologist he is starting something on is own no grants here !! with the help of a radiologist at his hospital he will start with non-ms people and works his way from there... but believe me you won't see him in the news...