Scientists debunk Liberation Treatment for MS

New medical research struck a “death knell” for hopes a magic bullet could aid multiple sclerosis, a devastating disease with some 2.3 million sufferers globally, reports Facts and Opinions in a new Science story.

But curiously, Liberation Treatment is now a social-media phenomenon – and while this week’s study debunked the theory behind the controversial medical procedure, it leaves two conundrums unsolved: why some patients report benefits from it, and how science is affected by online social media that advocates for medical treatments and research.

The report, by Deborah Jones, is accessible in Dispatches with a $1 day pass for the entire site, or by subscription.