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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Researchers Identify Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, using a variety of techniques to identify and assess targeted metabolites in blood plasma, have identified a characteristic chemical signature for the debilitating ailment and an unexpected underlying biology: It is similar to the state of dauer, and other hypometabolic syndromes like caloric restriction, diapause and hibernation. 

Researchers Identify Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome (Via here and here)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Lipkin’s Monster ME/CFS Study: Microbes, Immunity & Big Data

Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity(CII) has seriously upped the ante on the initial microbe discovery project in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Their impressive, rigorous new study could point the way to diagnostic tests, and even treatments – but first they need the funds to complete the work.

Lipkin’s Monster ME/CFS Study: Microbes, Immunity & Big Data

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: tribunal orders data from controversial trial to be released

A tribunal has ruled that data from a controversial £5m treatment trial into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) must be released, rejecting an appeal from the university that had carried out the study.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: tribunal orders data from controversial trial to be released

Friday, 19 August 2016

Federal Report Says There's (Almost) No Evidence CBT/GET Work in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Hopefully the AHRQ’s reanalysis will help the blunt the emphasis given to CBT/GET in this field. What this field really, really, really needs,though, is to end the dominance of European government funded behavior based trials. No two entities should be able, simply by pouring money into a field, to dictate its treatment options, but that’s essentially what’s happened in ME/CFS.

Federal Report Says There's (Almost) No Evidence CBT/GET Work in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Monday, 8 August 2016

August 8th, 2016: Understanding and Remembrance Day for Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

August 8th, 2016 is Understanding and Remembrance Day for Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, an important day in the ME community. It’s a day that is intended to bring attention to those whose voices are the most quiet, whose presence is so easily overlooked.

August 8th, 2016: Understanding and Remembrance Day for Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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