Category Tag: Canadian Consensus Criteria

Fluge, Mella, and Armstrong: more support for disordered metabolism in ME patients

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One of the frequent complaints of patients, researchers, and policymakers about ME research is that the findings are scattered, and the studies, small.  One group will discover X is elevated in 20 ME patients, only to find that when the test is done on another 13 patients two years down ...

Canada: Research Reviewers as Disease Denialists

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Press Release Toronto - August 28, 2016 - “This is ludicrous!” writes Dr. Ian Hyams about the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) decision to deny funding for a networking grant for the neurological disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).  Dr. Hyams, Medical Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Clinic, expressed further concern ...

Naviaux’s metabolism paper is about as big as you think

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Robert Naviaux, at researcher at University of California, San Diego, published a landmark paper yesterday on the metabolites of patients with ME/CFS. It made news around the world. Below, an in-depth analysis of the paper's findings and its implications. Note: some of the information below is speculative, linking Naviaux's findings to ...

The UK ME/CFS biobank paves the way for bigger and better research

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On ME Awareness day this year, 12th May, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) opened the UK ME/CFS Biobank for business, with blood samples available from 300 patients now, and there will soon be samples for over 200 controls. The ready availability of samples for large numbers ...

Help fund CII’s ME/CFS Monster Study: Microbes, Immunity, & Complex Data

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Columbia University - Center for Infection and Immunity 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 ...

Canada – open letter to gov’t from family of #MillionsMissing

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Name/Nom: William A. Downey, BA, BSW Province:  BC Riding/Circonscription: Kelowna Lake Country Comments/Commentaires: I am writing on behalf of over four hundred thousand fellow Canadian citizens whose lives have been, and will continue to be, devastated by the well-known biomedical condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME); I write as a member of the additional hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens ...
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Meet the Scientists: Dr Brett Lidbury

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Meet Dr Brett Lidbury, biometrics researcher at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia ...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (USA) recommendations

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USA's CFS Advisory Committee wants bigger research, aimed at finding diagnostic tests, using Canadian Consensus Criteria and private-public partnerships to find drug treatments. It asks for $250 million annually, estimating ME/CFS costs the US up to $24 billion ...