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The NIH is changing how it decides to fund research. Will it benefit ME/CFS?
Yesterday four scientists, led by world-famous geneticist Professor Ronald Davis, added to the pressure for scientific transparency on the PACE
PLOS One today published a statement that its staff were evaluating Professor James Coyne’s request for data from a
In a budget agreement announced early Wednesday morning, funding for the US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) ME/CFS program was
Professor James Coyne’s request for the dataset used for a paper about the PACE trial in the journal PLOS
A new study has found that two human herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), previously only proven to
Researchers analysed 100 blood samples from the Solve ME/CFS Biobank of patients and results included finding 3 clusters. The cluster of Interleukin-16 (IL-16), IL-7 and VEGF-A was both significantly downregulated and tightly correlated with each other. IL-16 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine and the reduction shown may indicate immunodeficiency. IL-7 is indispensable for the creation and survival of immune cells (T cells, B cells, NK cells). VEGF-A: stimulates new blood vessel and muscle growth.
What if we could take all of the information we have learned from all of those years of hundreds of people reading and writing about thousands of news and research articles across all of our forums and blogs and Facebook pages, and create one massive, interlinked, and structured knowledge base?
Professor James Coyne yesterday posted online his letter to PLOS One complaining about the PACE authors’ failure to provide
Researchers from Australia’s Deakin University have proposed a new name for ME/CFS: Neuro-Inflammatory and Oxidative Fatigue. An Australian university is suggesting a new name to replace ME/CFS. They studied 196 subjects with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CDC criteria) and 83 with chronic fatigue and found two distinct groups.
The United States Department of Labor is proposing new regulations about certain disability claims. Tell them you support this.
Medline Plus, NIH’s web site for patients, just published an article from health news distributor Healthday, based on the recent, discredited U.K. PACE study. The new article states that “cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy are among the best available treatments for extended relief” of ME/CFS. Fortunately, if you want to file a complaint about this article, it’s super easy.
Australia: Write to the North Sydney by-election candidates about ME.
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#MEAction has just launched a major new petition to get the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Background The Ministry of Health (MoH) is seeking feedback on its update to the New Zealand Heath Strategy.
James Coyne gives a public talk on PACE Trial In a public talk in Edinburgh on Monday, psychologist Professor
Australia’s Senator Ludlam asks Department of Health what they do for people with ME.
Virology Blog today published an open letter from six leading scientists calling on The Lancet to seek an independent
I have been looking at this tantalizing survey by the Autism Research Institute for a few years now. It aggregates
Professor James Coyne today publicly urged the PACE trial authors and Queen Mary University of London to stop fighting
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Report from Catalan The Catalan Government Health Department’s new plan for Central Sensitivity Syndrome patients Liga SFC/SSC, September 2015 On
Prof. Carl-Gerhard Gottfries is a professor of psychiatry. In this video, he explains how he and his colleagues first
On Friday, 30th October, Change For M.E. Change For Us launched their short film, The Last Great Medical Cover
From Bob and Courtney Miller: We are excited to share news that the NIH has elevated its research approach
Editor’s note – this is an emerging news story. Edits will continue to be made to this page as
Editor’s note: Michael Evison of ME Alliance has written this letter to the Danish prime minister about Karina Hansen’s case and