Category: Science

2018 ME/CFS Research Summary

Commissioned and originally published by the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Be sure to check out their interactive guide here. Follow Rochelle on Medium. 2018 was a pivotal year for ME/CFS research, yielding over 200 publications specifically addressing various aspects of ME/CFS. Foundational work emerged from prominent biomedical scientists around the globe, leveraging powerful novel technologies and

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Post-interferon fatigue study: a mixed bag

A study scheduled for our December research roundup entered the limelight yesterday due to an SMC campaign in the UK. The study that has everyone talking is a study at King’s College London called Persistent fatigue induced by interferon-alpha: a novel, inflammation-based, proxy model of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and features some familiar faces, including Chalder.  The

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Journal Publishes Article about ME Biobank

Frontiers in Neurology, an open-access journal, published an article about the UK ME/CFS Biobank this week. This narrative paper describes the journey of how people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) came together with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to conceptualize and establish the biobank, which provides a critical resource for biomedical research into

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Study Examines Link between Immune Dysfunction and Metabolism in ME

This article was first published on ME Australia.  An international collaboration of scientists, including Fane Mensah, Jo Cambridge and Australia’s Chris Armstrong, investigated the relationship between CD24 expression and B cell maturation and found CD24 expression on B cells is related to energy metabolism and that its role differs between B cell subsets. The study

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Research: supporting advocacy orgs yields huge payoffs

This Giving Tuesday, I’ve got some good science to show why you should donate to #MEAction and other advocacy organizations! The study Disease Politics and Medical Research Funding: Three Ways Advocacy Shapes Policy sets out to discuss single-disease interest groups and their influence on US politics: “This article explores their effects on federal medical research priority-setting.

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Sept & Oct — Research Roundup

The end of September was a whirlwind! Between the CDC’s website work, the CDC’s awarding of a sole contract, the planning sessions for the NIH meeting, and the Stanford symposium, there wasn’t much time to devote to breaking down the science.  If you’d like to see a quick run-down of what’s been going on lately

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Enrolling: Online Pediatric Research Survey

As there is currently limited research on pediatric ME/CFS, the purpose of the study is to improve our understanding of the symptoms and experiences of youth with ME/CFS by conducting a research survey. Who: The Center for Community Research at DePaul University When: Ongoing What: We would like to invite children/adolescents (ages 5-17) with myalgic

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UPDATE: Cochrane Has NOT Removed "Exercise Therapy for CFS" Review

It appears that Cochrane will NOT temporarily remove a review from its database that claims exercise therapy is effective for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), as a report in Reuters had indicated last week. Instead, Cochrane editors have added an editor’s note (that is all but invisible unless you really go searching for it)

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