Today I participated in a brain imaging study! I laid in an MRI machine for 45 minutes and looked at pictures of chocolate while smelling chocolate odors. Tough life, right? (Hershey really is the sweetest place on Earth...even in the labs!)
May 14, 2012
As a neuroscientist, the purpose of my original post was to explain the basic neurology behind the disease: what myelin is, what happens to myelin during MS, and why lack of myelin results in the symptoms that manifest. I also wanted to inform readers of the latest research in the field. My intention was not to leave out information or misinform, but given my lack of knowledge in other fields, I confined the blog post to my expertise.
Today I'll take off my brain hat and (do my best to) trade it in for an immunologist's.
Together, let's explore the therapies out there for those suffering this mysterious disorder.
May 7, 2012
Indeed, multiple sclerosis, or MS, is one of the most well-known yet mysterious neurological conditions we know about.