I know this is water under the bridge but these 2 excerpts show something interesting.
Start MS trials now, says ex-U of S prof
Researcher proposed bloodflow theory in 1998
BY HANNAH SCISSONS, THE STARPHOENIXAUGUST 28, 2010
Bernhard Juurlink published a hypothesis in 1998 -- while he was a scientist at the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Centre in Saskatoon -- that MS is related to decreased bloodflow in the brain and spinal cord.
"It was very difficult to get anyone interested in this idea -- the idea was easily testable by, for example, looking for bloodflow in white matter in MS patients," Juurlink said in an interview with The StarPhoenix this week. "I tried to first interest clinical colleagues to image brains of MS and non-MS patients, to look at bloodflow, with no success."
He said his research into strokes intersected with MS research during the 1990s when he started looking at the development of the cells that form myelin, the fatty sheaths around the axons of the brain. Damage to the myelin sheaths caused by immune cell attacks is the commonly accepted cause of MS.
Article: Munschauer is leaving neurological institute
Article from:Buffalo News Article date:January 27, 2010 Author:Henry L. Davis
The chief of the Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo is leaving to become vice president of U.S. medical affairs for Biogen Idec, a pharmaceutical company best known for its multiple sclerosis therapies.
Dr. Frederick Munschauer III, an authority on multiple sclerosis and such vascular diseases as stroke, also is chairman of the University at Buffalo Department of Neurology.