The broken record worked on me.
I've read more info on minocycline and I'm excited too! From the other thread it sounds like a larger study is definitely in the offing, sooner rather than later
Re the article, I found Reingold and McFarlands comments about the Australian work which seriously questions if MS is an autoimmune disorder rather interesting. I would love to know if the reporter (who has MS) independently included this in the article or if she had to ask them about it.
But Reingold and McFarland note that 10 years' experience shows that drug therapies targeting the immune system do modify the disease, which contradicts the new findings' key implication.
I would also love to know if that last phrase "which contradicts the new findings' key implication", is that of the reporter or of Reingold and McFarland.
Just because the drugs modify the disease doesn't discount that research does it?
BTW, I noticed McFarland's comments about antegren too, but quite honestly would probably have missed them if I hadn't been reading your posts.
I also found McFarland's comments about Vitamin D interesting. Even though they weren't "terribly convincing",
the vitamin D pathway may contribute in some way to susceptibility or influencing the course of the disease.
Guess what, I've been trying to learn more about Vitamin D and at least one form of it is a hormone.
I do wish I had more time. I really do appreciate your expertise and the link to the NMSS research. I only took a quick glance but saw both minocycline and estradiol (another form of estrogen) on the list.
Thank you again Finn.