I wanna add my link to the discussion. 10 years ago a group of us at UCLA explored the effects of immunosuppressants and immune triggers on N in dogs. The results: suppressing the immune system delayed N symptom onset and triggering the immune system worsened symptoms and initiated onset at an earlier age. I'm not an author on the paper but I did a lot of work on the project. It seemed like a big deal to us while we were working on it...we were able to prevent N in the dogs at the right doses, but once we lowered the dose and the N set in, it was irreversable. Not such a great treatment for humans, but I think it really drove the autoimmune theory home. Unfortunately, it kind of got lost in the annals of history and no one references it or really even knows about it...I didn't even know it was published until about a year later, after I'd moved on to finish my degree. Still...it's pretty neato.
Linky: http://www.semel.ucl.....o boehmer.pdf
hi. i have seen research on narcolepsy done with dogs on the tv. it was years ago now bt it was fasinating. i actually saw dogs with N and C before i saw a person!!