bromley wrote:Central histamine H3 receptor signaling negatively regulates susceptibility to autoimmune inflammatory disease of the CNS. 13 June 2007
Considering the history, it's hard to be grateful but we are very lucky that researchers seem to be finding interesting and hopeful "workaround" solutions because a clear understanding of the MS disease process seems to be like the carrot on a stick which is always the same distance from our nose regardless of how fast we run towards it.
Hi Harry,HarryZ wrote: From my previous note, I guess it all depends on who is doing the research.
They say that great minds think alike and there is evidence that minds like yours and mine think alike too
I only came into the picture about a year ago and I don't know enough about the situation you mention to judge the intentions of the NMSS. I know that people are really nitpicky about situations pertaining to studies and clinical trials and if researchers don't run things exactly by the book, the results aren't taken seriously regardless of the merit of the subject matter.
Hi Harry,HarryZ wrote: Years ago I thought highly of the NMSS...until the episode of how they treated Elaine and Prokarin...and boy, did my opinion of them drop off the face of the earth!
I on the other hand started out with a low opinion of the NMSS which elevated when Ian started posting the extensive and diverse list of MS research projects the NMSS funds.
I can't say they're perfect, in fact I highly doubt they're perfect. It definitely sounds like you know what you're talking about and that your argument has merit, but you're referring to something which happened quite a few years ago and the entire Board responsible for the NMSS has probably changed hands by now.
I guess I'm not sure what people want, the NMSS to straighten their act up? or elimination of the NMSS? I'm not in a position to make judgment on the NMSS but there is no doubt that no matter how poorly the organization is run, it's a great benefit to MS patient in that they are a distribution center which hands the much needed donated money to researchers. Even if we didn't agree with the research they are promoting and funding, all research is advantageous.
Hi Harry and Brock,HarryZ wrote:They really don't have much of a choice in funding this kind of research...they bring in millions and have to disperse this money somewhere.
That's exactly my point. That research money is desperately needed and regardless of problems in the NMSS, a large and established organization is going to pull in and dish out a lot more donations than a smaller one.
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