The association of the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and multiple sclerosis is one that has evolved over of decades of research. 95% of all humans carry the dormant or "latent" EBV virus. But in people with MS, there is an activation of the virus, which is seen in tissue of autopsied brains.
I wrote about this connection exactly 10 years ago. https://ccsviinms.blogspot.com/2012/01/hypoxia-reactivates-latent-ebv-january.html
EBV is in the news a decade later, because researchers at Harvard have a new study published in Science https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abj8222
Their conjecture is that if people are never infected with EBV, they will never develop MS. Well, that would be wonderful! Incredible. An end to MS. An EBV vaccine will be developed, and it may well help future generations. But what about the people alive today on the planet, the 95% of us who are already infected with EBV?
Back in 2011, researchers at Buffalo Neuroimmaging Analysis Center published a paper in Expert Reviews on how venous stasis (or impeded blood flow out of the brain) might be responsible for a reactivation of EBV. This paper no longer exists online, which is heart-breaking to me. The only place I found links to this hypothesis was in my writing.
But I would like to suggest that this be further explored.
Allone this kind of paintings makes me down. Pls try not to illustrate this in this corona clothing. I hate it, it comes out off my throat. Believe me. More than me are ready with this "hype". When the day will come and it is said that we are participate a biological war, then I will be glad. I will have had right in certain visions..... Thank you for allowing me to materialize some thoughts.ReplyDelete
Hi unknown. The illustration is of EBV virus, not corona. I got it from a Health Central article. But your comment is a further illustration of why I no longer engage in online discussions. I have no idea who you are, or why you felt it important to make this comment. please saty well, stay offline for your own mental health. Joan https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/ms-epstein-barr-virus-connectionReplyDelete
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.Delete
Like you Joan, I am no longer active in MS matters online. Since Ella died of cancer there is no need for me to put myself in the firing line of misunderstandings and resentments. I’m pleased to hear that Jeff is continuing to flourish. Best wishes. Michèle FindlayReplyDelete
Love you Joan!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your awesome research since 2009.
I am so greatful for the supportive community you have created.
Put a smile on my face seeing you post today. Glad you and Jeff are doing well. As am I, now 11 years later where oh where has the time gone. Take Care.