As I write about how remylination is not a cure I came across an item of interest on Mandatory Rest Period. The article she links to, USC multiple sclerosis vaccine begins $3.5 million clinical trial, seems very promising in concept to have your body destroy the cells that are incorrectly attacking the body. On the other hand this is a very scary proposition that goes far beyond immuno-modulating and immune suppression since it is turning your body’s immune system against itself. If an error is made the effects could be catastrophic. Furthermore, even without an error what are the long term effects of not being immune and not being able to attack a similar disease (especially if this turns out to be a unidentified Herpes strain) and kills you. This would appear to be a permanent endeavor and unlike the injections (which are certainly far from a cure) could not be undone (though maybe it could be with Campath or Chemotherapy.) I am very cautiously optimistic about this treatment at this point and would prefer to just take remyelination, once they get that going, for a couple of decades or so, while safety is “proven” for this vaccine.