Okay guys I have a supposition to propose here...I have been following the Amy Bishop "alleged shooting" at The University of Alabama since last year, to try and connect the dots. This morning in the news this article
from Science Daily cropped up and got me to thinking again about Amy Bishop. The Science Daily article pushes for more drugs to be tested. Whereas Amy Bishop's discovery did not.
Amy Bishop was an assistant professor of biology at the University of Huntsville science department and she was on the verge of a breakthrough for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease).
The thread I started last year was: *BREAKING* 3 killed in Alabama university shooting
From one of my posts, in the "Breaking 3 killed in Alabama University shooting" thread, information on Amy Bishop's research was published. Here is an excerpt from her article:"The free radical gas, nitric oxide (NO), is synthesized by many mammalian cells and is utilized for a variety of functions such as cellular signaling, neurotransmission, differentiation and as a bactericidal agent. At high levels, such as during induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), NO is toxic and plays a role in the pathology of injury and many diseases. It is also car cinogenic and mutagenic. Release of NO and other oxidants is implicated in the massive cell death (apoptosis) of motor neurons and their support cells, oligodendrocytes, after spinal injury. In many neurodegenerative diseases, including AIDS dementia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's, NO-mediated damage is seen."
So Amy Bishop came across an idea to patent a portable cell incubator, along with her husband: "Intelligent Cellular Systems (IntellCell) is developing a commercial product from technology created by Dr. Amy Bishop, an assistant professor of biology, and her husband Jim Anderson, and patented through UAH.
In the short term, the system has possible applications as a low-cost replacement for larger and more expensive immobile incubator systems. Since it is portable, the small incubator might also be used for research growing cells in situ, with long-duration exposure to microgravity, radiation or industrial pollution. It might also be used for long-term microscope studies, in which cells are grown under constant scrutiny.
"This also opens the door for the automation of specific biological and biomedical research," Bishop said. "We found out that there is a huge demand for this product."
So I hope you are bearing with me on this one, but since day-one of the information about Amy Bishop, I have had a gnawing feeling, in my gut, that tells me she is a victim and has been set up. I truly think Amy Bishop was deliberately set up because her possible findings would give hope to people with AIDS, dementia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's.
Amy Bishop and her husband were also was against people taking SSRIs.Effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on motor neuron survival
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Authors: Lily B Anderson, Phaedra B Anderson, Thea B Anderson, Amy Bishop, et al.
Published Date May 2009 Volume 2009:2 Pages 109 - 115
Lily B Anderson1, Phaedra B Anderson1, Thea B Anderson1, Amy Bishop2, James Anderson2
1Cherokee Labsystems, Huntsville, AL USA; 2Department of Biology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, USA
Abstract: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine and paroxetine are prescribed to relieve clinical depression and a variety of other disorders. Recently tardive dyskinesia, as well as other movement disorders, have been found to be a clinical side effect of SSRIs. In light of these emerging side effects, we asked if motor neurons were affected by SSRI. Motor neurons were challenged with fluoxetine and paroxetine at clinically relevant doses as well as at lesser and greater doses. Ethanol was used as a negative control and another group of cells was left untreated. As expected, in alcohol-treated cells, there was significant decrease in cell survival and neurite outgrowth. In untreated cells there was no effect in either cell survival or neurite outgrowth. In fluoxetine-treated motor neurons there was ~52% cell death while in paroxetine-treated cells there was 14% cell survival and both SSRIs caused significant loss of the percentage of neurite-bearing cells. Both SSRIs decreased cell survival in a dose-dependent manner. This study is provocative enough to call for further in vivo studies.
Keywords: fluoxetine, paroxetine, motor neurons, NSC34, neurotoxicity, SSRIhttp://www.dovepress.com/effects-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-motor-neuron-sur-peer-reviewed-article-IJGM
Personally, me thinks she was a target by Big Pharma. They needed to shut her up, her findings were coming to close to a cure and then she had the nerve to diss SSRIs!