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Old 12-29-2011, 08:57 AM #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Research Question about the Origin of ALS

Current ressearch I have found on legitimate sites (.edu, .gov) talk about glutamate responses on the nerves. I asked the neuro group at UVA about pestcides, and they said no legitimate research has turned up any. There seems to be an issue with repetitive head injuries, but in many aspects this can be a deductive diagnosis. Also remember that there are many scam artists out there that will take advantage of our terror. There are also many neurologists without a sufficent experience base to work with an ALS patient. I am not an MD, but a medical consultant who has been in the industry end for 35 years. We used to have a joke when we trained surgeons on our equipment: "Do you know what they call the MD who graduated in the bottom 10%of their medical class? We still call them Dr."
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