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Writer's Block: How Soon Is Now?

What scientific or medical breakthrough do you most want to happen in your lifetime?

Well, DUH! I would like to see a cure for multiple sclerosis with also the ability to repair myelin and reverse MS disability/symptoms. Failing that I would like to see a treatment that puts the MS on hold completely (more than the DMDs do already) so that PwMS could live more normal lives.


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Apr. 13th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
I agree 100%. Having watched MS first hand (my late uncle had it and now my other uncle has it). I don't really think it gets the funding it should. Everyone I know donates to Cancer Research, but you actually end up having to explain MS to people. At least awareness should be raised more. x
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
This. Especially because, these days, everyone knows (or knows of) at least one person with MS. There are so many more of us than people realise until they or someone dear to them gets diagnosed.

As for explaining it, I do have a few links in my sidebar that you may like to pass on:
'The Spoon Theory'
'Letter to Normals'
'Fatigue based conditions'
'Who are the PwMS?' (txt)
'Who are the PwMS?' (vid)
'The Most Difficult Letter I May Ever Write'

Edited at 2009-04-13 06:24 pm (UTC)
Apr. 15th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
While a cure for MS would be up there, I think I'd rather see malaria eradicated like smallpox was, or a cheap vaccine for AIDS. While I've never met anyone with malaria, I'm confident that overall it causes far more suffering than MS does. Sorry :-) Malaria affects far more people, and by being endemic to particular areas hold back their development terribly, to the great cost of us all. Likewise AIDS - countries like Botswana whose life expectancy has dropped by 30 years because of it just can't pull themselves out of poverty because they don't have enough older people to invest their savings or pass on knowledge.

Failing that, controlled, net-energy-positive, thermonuclear fusion. Partly because it's totally awesome, partly for hippy environmental reasons, partly because a high energy society is a rich society that can then afford to do all those other cool things like curing MS out of its pocket change.
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