It’s just a mouse study.

Holy crap.

Here’s the headline that I read today:

Multiple sclerosis drug shows promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

No.  No.  No.  A thousand times no.

This article is based on a study of an MS drug in MICE published in Nature Neuroscience.  I have two biology degrees and a PhD in epidemiology and I can’t understand the abstract.  The headline seems to be derived from a chat with the paper’s author:

The possibility that the drug may treat PTSD is “one thing that comes to mind,” Spiegel said in a telephone interview. “That is a potential implication.”

That’s it.

Do not put faith in mouse studies.  Ever.


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