Researcher’s Labor of Love Leads to MS Breakthrough

Researcher’s Labor of Love Leads to MS Breakthrough

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dr-paolo-zamboni.jpgA new way of thinking about the debilitating disease of MS has yielded stunning new treatments.

What Paolo Zamboni, a professor of medicine at the University of Ferrara in Italy, learned in his medical detective work, scouring dusty old books, and using ultra-modern imaging techniques, could well turn what we know about MS on its head: Dr. Zamboni’s research suggests that MS is not, as widely believed, an autoimmune condition, but a vascular disease.

More radical still, the experimental surgery he performed on his wife offers hope that MS, which afflicts 2.5 million people worldwide, can be cured and even largely prevented.

(Continue reading in the Toronto Globe and Mail)

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