posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 10:09 AM
reply to post by soficrow
This is some very interesting stuff. Clearly more research has to be done and is being done. Hard to say really that THIS is the cause of what I see
personally, on a daily basis. Again, more research needs to be done. And IF this is what I am dealing with at work, then there doesn't really seem to
be much hope for the individuals I currently work with. However, they are young adults. They have been this way since they were much younger. So it is
hard to say if this is an infection which they are dealing with, or to what scale of an infection they may have. Although I am absolutely not ruling
this out as to what it is they are dealing with...again, clearly more research needs to be done.
And apparently it is being done...
Research Lead: Dr. David Westaway, University of Alberta
Project: "Extending the spectrum of Prionopathies to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Autism"
This project proposes to link the chemistry of the prion protein to the new territory of other nervous system diseases, such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's
disease) and the socialization disorder autism-diseases which are at least one thousand times more common than prion diseases. It is believed that a
different type or prion protein may operate in other types of brain diseases, which could lead to new ways of thinking about incurable disorders. The
project will create changes in the amounts of the various forms of the new membrane protein, and then perform an array of analyses on the behavior and
nervous system transmission of laboratory mice. Nervous transmission by electrical impulse can be measured in isolated brain cells, a system that is
also convenient to study the effect of stress by adding small amounts of toxins to the fluids bathing the cultures. By these means, the project aims
to extend the boundaries of what is considered "prion disease."
Prion Institute - Core Projects
Thank you so very much for pointing me in this direction. You have NO idea how much hope this gives me, even if it is a small amount of hope, it's
still better than nothing. It is VERY, VERY demoralizing going to work every day, dealing with these individuals and seeing them deteriorate on almost
a monthly basis, aside from dealing with their high levels of self abuse and violence. If only the gov't of Canada would want to dump money into this
issue rather than buying military equipment that we don't need! Just another reason why I have given up on politics all together.