MS and RA patient advocate, Lisa Emrich, shares news and information about living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Lisa, sorry for just dumping this in the comments (I tried to email you a couple of days ago with a heads-up) but I thought you might like to know that today there's huge news about MS: a paper in the Quarterly Review of Biology, "Multiple Sclerosis is Not a Disease of the Immune System," by Dr. Angelique Corthals.It argues that MS isn't an autoimmune problem at all: it's a metabolic disorder, not unlike atherosclerosis.Corthals' lab at John Jay has a press release here.But Corthals is answering questions live on my blog--where I've posted a more detailed précis of the science.Thanks for all the work you do, and your honesty about living with MS and RA. I was diagnosed in 1993 and this paper is the first, the very first, I've seen with an elegant, convincing, coherent explanation of the pathogenesis and etiology of the disease. It's a true paradigm shift.
Addendum to that comment: I've just heard that the journal has been delayed until Friday. But I have a copy of the paper I'm permitted to distribute via email (but I can't post it on my blog).I'd be happy to do that for those who'd rather not wait.