Interesting Dom and I can't add anything except that my wife hasn't noticed anything of the sort.TwistedHelix wrote:This article prompted a probably-irrelevant thought: within a few years of diagnosis, both Mum and I lost much of our sense of smell...does this sound familiar to anyone?
Absolutely Dom, and I didn't mean that it would be as simple as my brother's arm but instead meant that reversing atrophy can and does happen all the time. And it's true in that regard that it's probably not as simple as bringing MS to an end and waiting patiently for the atrophied areas to regenerate on their own.TwistedHelix wrote:I am sure, too, that one day brain atrophy will be reversible, but I don't think it will be as straightforward as building up your brother's arm muscles -- first, regenerating axons has to be achieved, (something which is closer than a lot of people believe), but second, if that growth isn't in exactly the same place, and with the same connections, as the original, there may be all sorts of consequences for our personalities, memories etc. Still, there's even promise on that front.
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