in looking for info in the insanity virus, got both of these:
http://articles.sfgate.com/2002-08-05/n ... ler-torrey
http://discovermagazine.com/1992/sep/di ... chterm=the
Seems Torrey has been at this theory for years; he is (or was) head of
http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/ ... m/bio1.htm
where I imagine more if his work is cited.
I think he is basically saying that you might have the gene for schizophrenia (or whatever else), but that only makes you susceptible--there are many other factors that cause the gene to express--such as the virus in the article this thread is discussing.
To me this only makes sense--I have just found I have one of the Hemachromatosis genes (never suspected before)[THANKS TO MERLYN AND HER PHLEBOTOMY ANYONE THREAD
], and have been thought for years to have Porphyria (testing difficult, and always get inconclusive results, despite all symptoms indicating)--and find now that HH and one of the porphyrias often hand-in-hand!!
But in the search re the porphyria, i figured something triggered it (too long to detail)--and have been busy avoiding the triggers. So the gene doesn't disappear, but the symptoms can be somewhat controlled (unfortunately after years of not knowing, and thus irreperable damage).
And probably is cause of MS symptoms, including lesions, all in a roundabout way.
So I think the article is worth tracking down, would be of interest, here mainly I think for further thoughts on searches re: the MSer's not fully healed by CCSVI. It opens us to the fact that MS, or almost any disease, is multi-faceted.