Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

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Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby ElliotB » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:08 am

My brother sent me this and thought it might be of interest to some on this site.

My response to him (he also has RRMS and is doing reasonably well - he follows no special diet, protocol of any kind nor does he take any medication):

"There are currently about 40 cures for our incurable disease. I won't hold my breath! Thanks for the link."

Here is the link:

https://newsomelet.com/meet-the-scienti ... n-patients

Just more snake oil?? Who really knows! Ultimately time will tell. This doctor is not the first to make this claim and will likely not be the last!
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby MSKarateka » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:27 am

We will wait and see. I am not sure if they plan to start human trials in 2020, or to have an approved treatment in 2020.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby 81Charger » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:38 am

I read that article a few days ago. Sounds very promising as they always do but I'm sure if it is good big pharma will step in and buy her.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby centenarian100 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:32 pm

This is silly. She is just trying to talk up the value of her company. The article presents absolutely no meaningful data to back up her claims. It is just pure speculation. The idea of a single "cure" of MS is a silly concept. For some people, current immunotherapies such as bone marrow transplant may be a "cure." If you have long standing fixed disability, you would not think of remission as a "cure." Does she expect us to believe that modulation of LIF is going to shut down the autoimmune aspect of MS without causing side effects AND magically start regrowing brain and spinal cord tissue. Go suck on a lemon.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby 1eye » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:43 am

centenarian100 wrote:This is silly. She is just trying to talk up the value of her company. The article presents absolutely no meaningful data to back up her claims. It is just pure speculation. The idea of a single "cure" of MS is a silly concept. For some people, current immunotherapies such as bone marrow transplant may be a "cure." If you have long standing fixed disability, you would not think of remission as a "cure." Does she expect us to believe that modulation of LIF is going to shut down the autoimmune aspect of MS without causing side effects AND magically start regrowing brain and spinal cord tissue. Go suck on a lemon.


Mmmm. Smack, smack. Sour. Much of brain tissue is nerves. They are not long, like the spinal and peripheral nerves. They have significant neuroplastic healing possibilities, as well as the possibility of brand new growth. Nerves grow at about 1 cm per month, I think. There might be lifetime enough left, if the ongoing damage can be stopped.

Mmmm. Smack, smack. Sour. Makes me pucker.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby frodo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:00 am

I would prefer to read that she is on the verge of understanding MS.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby Snoopy » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:35 am

Well, the first thing that struck me is this person is "on a verge of a cure" for a disease she apparently doesn't have knowledge about. She states, "“It can start from the age of 30," Children can have MS and the reason there are Pediatric Centers.

I was diagnosed in 1985 and MS was known as "The Disease who's time had come" with a cure right around the corner...I'm still waiting :roll: I am definitely not holding my breath on this person :twisted:
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby KatC » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:23 am

If you're a unrecognized doctor and want attention, what would you do? Say something stupid! Don't believe everything you read
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby 1eye » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:40 am

Snoopy wrote:Well, the first thing that struck me is this person is "on a verge of a cure" for a disease she apparently doesn't have knowledge about. She states, "“It can start from the age of 30," Children can have MS and the reason there are Pediatric Centers.

I was diagnosed in 1985 and MS was known as "The Disease who's time had come" with a cure right around the corner...I'm still waiting :roll: I am definitely not holding my breath on this person :twisted:


Diagnosed in 1997, just because it had taken them that long, after my first complaints in 1982. Same story. I would have to have taken a breath by now. They told me it would be in the next five years. I suspect it is much more profitable this way. Just keep saying it. Maybe nobody will notice. Which corner? Which verge?

My friend got married, had kids, got a Master's Degree, and then, at the age of 30, died of MS. I am 63.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby HarryZ » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:25 am

Snoopy wrote: I was diagnosed in 1985 and MS was known as "The Disease who's time had come" with a cure right around the corner...I'm still waiting :roll: I am definitely not holding my breath on this person :twisted:


My wife (passed away in 2007 ) was diagnosed in 1971. I can't tell you how many times I was told and read that the infamous cure was "right around the corner"! That is one HUGE corner because after some 75 years of research they still don't even know what causes MS and there is certainly no "cure" out there.
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby grandsons4 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:30 am

Not quite the right thread, and I may be behind the curve, but has anyone heard of anything in the pipeline concerning the use of CRISPR technology in the treatment of MS. I've been reading articles and watching videos on the treatment of viral infections with CRISPR, and in one study complete (no detectable virus) eradication of the EBVirus was accomplished in a certain model of infection. If EBV is the cause of some, if not most, of the cases of MS, would this not bode well for those with MS?
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Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

Postby HarryZ » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:56 am

grandsons4 wrote:Not quite the right thread, and I may be behind the curve, but has anyone heard of anything in the pipeline concerning the use of CRISPR technology in the treatment of MS. I've been reading articles and watching videos on the treatment of viral infections with CRISPR, and in one study complete (no detectable virus) eradication of the EBVirus was accomplished in a certain model of infection. If EBV is the cause of some, if not most, of the cases of MS, would this not bode well for those with MS?


There has been a lot of research involving the EBV and other viruses as playing a role in causing MS but to date there has been no scientific proof that is the case. A lot of speculation and possibilities but again, no proof.
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