Scientific American recently published an overview on Fibromyalgia called “An Unnerving Enigma” suggesting that new clues may crack what’s going on in this mysterious, difficult to treat disorder and lead to new treatments.
This article gives us a good platform to look at where the science Read more [...]
A Central Nervous System Hypothesis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
“... neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies in combination with subjective or a newly developed objective evaluation method of chronic fatigue have begun to clarify the mechanisms underlying chronic cognitive fatigue ...”
Deciding Read more [...]
Studies suggest a significant genetic component is present in ME/CFS and we know the immune system is involved.
Now Simmaron Research Foundation Research Director, Dr. Isabel Barao is combining genetics and the immune system to try and uncover the cause of immune holes in ME/CFS.
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We just saw that some Japanese ME/CFS researchers believe they may have developed an objective test to measure post-exertional fatigue. Heart rate variability tests indicated that fatigue after a cognitive test is associated with reduced parasympathetic nervous system (PNS or 'rest and digest' Read more [...]
When the collapse came, I had to see this for what it was: a long battle with an uncertain outcome.
Jen Brea describes her agonizing course of ME/CFS from it's beginnings as chronic fatigue syndrome (weakness, sore throats, dizziness) and her depression diagnosis, to a complete collapse and Read more [...]
Measuring Fatigue Finally?
How to objectively measure fatigue has dogged Chronic Fatigue Syndrome field for decades. Until researcher can tell how fatigued a person really ispeople with ME/CFS and FM will always have to deal with the "I'm tired, too" response from both their friends and from Read more [...]
“The Insulted Mid-Brain” – A Look Back at a Seminal Study
Recently Dr. Lucinda Bateman proposed that neuroinflammation in the middle part of the brain could explain many, if not all, of the symptoms found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. With that intriguing hypothesis in mind we take a look back Read more [...]
Will the Real Immune Issue Please Step Forward?
Patrick O. McGowan, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough. He starts off his paper by listing the array of immune problems found in ME/CFS – some of which seem almost at odds Read more [...]