Posted by David D (126.96.36.199) on September 15, 1999 at 00:01:43:
re: smoking and clusters.
I don't know how plausible this is but could smoking cause hardening of arteries in SCN-Hypothalamus blood vessel nexus (because I hear they are some of smallest blood vessels in body) causing this feedback loop to not work properly? But why when smoking is ceased, even many years later, does damage remain. Why don't damaged vessels repair causing loop to return to normal? Maybe neural changes take place at time of damage that can't revert. How about injecting fetal neurons into SCN area with nerve growth factor (NCF) to regenerate proper pathways like is done (or in theory) can be done for Dopamine neurons in Parkinson's patients. Told you I was crazy: Mad scientist. Researchers are lame- cause of this disease should have been figured out a while ago- I mean how many things can go wrong with one nerve in head anyway?
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