In a presentation to an NIH conference on translating research results into clinical practices, the scientific director of the Simmaron Research Foundation, Dr. Isabel Barao, will present a paper suggesting something very strange may be going on in ME/CFS patients' immune systems.
Her Read more [...]
A Mexico City doctor and researcher, Dr. Manuel Martinez-Lavin, has been studying and treating people with Fibromyalgia for over thirty years. In a 2009 paper he proposed two pathways for Fibromyalgia.
One suggested that over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system fibers (sprouting) Read more [...]
The last blog on Dr. Teitelbaum showed that some people love him and others really, really don't. He's a different breed from the Klimas's, the Lapp's, the Bateman's and the other ME/CFS experts many of us are most familiar with.
He doesn't do CFSAC and doesn't seem to have participated Read more [...]
So many different pathogens can trigger ME/CFS that immune system problems (not the bugs themselves) are probably the key factor in this disorder.
That fact and increasing evidence of high rates of heritability convinced the Simmaron Research Foundation to launch an effort to get at the underpinnings Read more [...]
(Yesterday we highlighted a Reuter's article that proposed that the lack of funding and drug development for ME/CFS constituted a 'market failure'. Today we hit back on this market failure with a call for a congressional hearing that asks why the FDA is not, in the face of strong Congressional pressure Read more [...]
"Sometimes, unhelpful ideologies get in the way"
Edward Hadas, an economic journalist, recently took on the question of why Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is funded so poorly in a Reuters piece "Market Failure Can Be A Sign of Fatigue" . He notes that while Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a mystery Read more [...]
Invest in ME's annual conference always has interesting speakers and Dr. Rosamund Vallings was there, as always to write up an overview.
Check out Dr. Julia Newton on how autonomic nervous system problems may be the source of fatigue in many disorders, Dr. James Baraniuk on what happens to the Read more [...]
“The decreased production [of BDNF] in those with CFS was unexpected and a novel finding. This finding could reflect a reduced ability to maintain neuronal structure and function in … CFS.” Authors
Chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis don’t get paired in studies very often, Read more [...]