Saturday, February 05, 2005

Ceftriaxone Day 4

All systems nominal. No Herx reaction. Negatory on the squirts.

A friend sent me a link to an article about Olney which mentions something I had not heard yet:

Rothstein is among a handful of researchers developing possible treatments using gene therapy. Later this year, he and his colleagues hope to test in humans a common virus they've engineered to carry a gene that produces a growth factor directly to the brain and spinal cord. This technique significantly extended the lives of ALS-afflicted mice. Rothstein and others also hope to turn stem cells into replacement brain cells.

A buddy who has ALS sent me some links to threads over at braintalk where people are talking about this gene trial:

1, 2, 3, and 4
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