Academics interact a little bit differently from the average "man-in-the-street." The welcome I got at University of Melbourne was warm, and my discussion with the attendees at the drinks-gathering after the presentation was exceptionally stimulating.
I took the context of the 'long road to hoe' (in the the closing remarks) as being with reference to Barry Marshall's Nobel Prize, and few would argue that we have some years still to go before acceptance of the MP to the level of Nobel.
Ah, thanks for the reply Trevor. I guess I seemed to take it differently, as if he was saying " novel idea, but not for us" but I guess I interpreted those marks differently.
I wish you the best of luck (obviously- lol). I have to tell you, it seems to me that I am seeing, what seems to me, to be more and more people with autoimmune disorders! I have told quite a few people about your site, and hopefully my aunt will be starting this soon ( she's getting close to getting approval from doc I hope !)
Hopefully there will be another conference soon so I can meet more of the wonderful people I am talking to on here.
The only reason why I would think that the antibodies worked "when the researchers transferred a certain subset of T-cells from anti-CD137-treated mice that expressed two other receptors known as CD4 and CD25 to other immune-deficient NOD mice, it prevented the onset of diabetes in the recipient mice" (S.D. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070108121653.htm)
is because "An antibody or immunoglobulin is a large Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses. Each antibody recognizes a specific antigen unique to its target." (wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibody)
Genetic predisposition? or infectious genetics? or CWD forms embedded within the phagocytes? IMO, normal base rate mutation is a blip compared to infectious mutation occuring in mankind these days.
I'm not for sure though, i'm still researching genetics and i'm an amatuer. Mutagens have been catching my eye recently.
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Phase3 8-2-07, MP on hold 11/2007