Prof. Thanos Tzounopoulos Receives $2 Million Grant

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    1. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      It's all good. Thankfully mine is mellowing! Still not as mellow as before the worsening but it just might be getting there. I'm sorry about yours being the same.

      As having been a member of the DoD myself by being a U.S. Army soldier, the spending inside is not wasteful, it's just that there's a huge budget and veterans are suffering. What they're doing is giving them the least they can do, which is giving them what's available.
       
    2. Daniel Lion
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      Glad your tinnitus is mellowing, as far as the DoD goes, agree to disagree... in peace.
       
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    3. all to gain
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      Can't talk about the US, but in the UK the MOD is very wasteful. Figures as high as £6 billion are often wasted, and you've got to remember the UK'd defence budget is way lower than US's.
       
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    4. Rb86

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      For those who don't know, the Hough Ear Institute also received funding from the DoD. They're also working on nerve regeneration for hearing loss and tinnitus. Check them out.
       
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    5. FGG
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      Have been to Hough. Was very impressed by their professionalism and concern.
       
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    6. Rb86

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      I just donated 100 dollars to them. Really hope they can succeed quickly. They're the most promising and most responsive group I've encountered to date. Impressive research team as well.
       
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    7. Hazel
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      Hi there,

      We will be interviewing Prof. Tzounopoulos soon for the Tinnitus Talk Podcast!


      You can find the link where to submit your questions for him here until the 27th of October.

      Cheers,
      Hazel
       
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    8. vttbx

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      Do you think it's worth reaching out to Dr. Tzounopoulos for an update? I was going to try him on Twitter until I saw your post. Is the drug he is using the same as Keppra/Levetiracetam but modified?
       
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    9. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      It's a remake of Trobalt / Retigabine.

      An update would be nice, last I heard from him he just said it's still in preclinical trials and the clinical trials are next.
       
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    10. Jaysterk
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      Always worth it. Nothing to lose. Everything to gain.
       
    11. Rb86

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      There's no problem reaching out. I doubt there's any significant update though.
       
    12. Lucifer

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      If it’s a remake of Trobalt hopefully there’s no visual snow as a side effect.
       
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    13. JohnAdams
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      What has this man achieved so far?
       
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    14. jay777

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      What will happen 10 years down the road?
       
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    15. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      That's exactly what he's trying to fix, and possibly the effectiveness for tinnitus.

      The endpoint for this drug is to be specifically for tinnitus, it is not being remade for the purpose of the original epilepsy drug. This is being designed for us.
       
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    16. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      Last I heard he said early results look promising, but like I said, it is still in preclinical trials with clinical trials being next.
       
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    17. vttbx

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      I emailed him today and he confirmed that they are still in preclinical trials. But he wouldn't divulge the drug being used.
       
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    18. LostOutWest
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      Re: Trobalt & Prof T's potential potassium opener / Trobalt reboot drug -

      I believe ATEOS used Trobalt before it went off the market in 2017 and if I recall correctly, he felt it was the treatment that got his tinnitus from a 4/10 to a 1/10. Trobalt wasn't a lifelong drug - the max course was a few months.

      I mean, if someone said to me "here's a drug that probably can help your Tinnitus, but it has some likelihood of turning parts of your skin and eyes blue" I think my next question would be "how blue?" Not to be insensitive, but that side effect may actually be better than tinnitus.
       
    19. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      People were also getting visual snow, but that's why it's being remade to benefit us.
       
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    20. FGG
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      Anyone else think it's a weird coincidence that Knopp Biosciences is in pre-clinical for a tinnitus drug using the same potassium ion channel receptor as Dr. Tzounopoulos while also being in the same city as him? He's not listed on their webpage but I do wonder...
       
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    21. mrbrightside614

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      Any idea of when the interview with Prof. Tzounopoulos might drop? Need something to lift my spirits before Christmas.
       
    22. Markku
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      Bad news:

      We had scheduled the interview with Prof. Tzounopoulos, and had already carried out a test recording with his secretary, but then, at the last minute, Prof. Tzounopoulos cancelled and wanted to postpone the interview stating that his schedule is just too busy for the next several months to be able to dedicate 2 hours on a recording (which is what we need to allocate for an exhaustive interview). Basically he doesn't yet know an exact time frame when he will have enough spare time, so it's anybody's guess when it might happen.

      We very much look forward to having him on the Tinnitus Talk Podcast though, and hopefully it can happen sooner rather than later.

      Therefore, our next episode published will be an interview with the President of the Hyperacusis Research, Bryan Pollard, to be released later this month.
       
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    23. Daniel Lion
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      Thank you @Markku. I am so pleased we will have an episode devoted to hyperacusis. Good job staff.
       
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    24. HootOwl

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      That still tilts me... Like goddamn, it’s 2 hours...
       
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    25. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      Maybe him being busy is good news. Dr. Thanos might be getting closer to snapping away our tinnitus.
       
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    26. mrbrightside614

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      Sounds like a dodge job to me.
       
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    27. ChrisBoyMonkey

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      You sure mr brightside is a good user name for you?
       
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    28. FGG
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      Agree. It's just 2 hours.
       
    29. smapti

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      I hate to say this, but this doesn't sound like promising news at all.

      Can we start an e-mail campaign to see why he is dodging the bullet on us?
       
    30. mrbrightside614

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      It’s from a past life (AIM names).
       

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