The aim of Mendus is to bring research within reach of those who need it.” Joshua Grant
Hey, when the powers that be aren't helping out, you innovate. You find new ways to do things. You break new ground. You fill needs.
Largely shut out of the medical mainstream the ME/CFS and FM communities Read more [...]
The severely ill…..They are the most baffling, disturbing and potentially illuminating subset of ME/CFS patients found.
It’s hard to even read some of their stories. Their degree of debilitation can be mind-boggling. At their worst they can be totally bedbound, shuttered in darkness Read more [...]
(If you came to this page from Facebook my apologies for the circuitous route to the blog. You have to click on one more link to get to the blog...Facebook blocked our link to the blog on the Forums)
The Gottfries Clinic in Sweden is a bright spot in Scandanavia. With it's six doctors it Read more [...]
Vision was never the question with the Open Medicine Institute (OMI). They've always dreamed bigger than anyone else. They had vision in spades. The question was always follow through. Would they be able to make good on that big vision?
Slowly but surely, they’re starting to, and they’re Read more [...]
"These results reinforce the proposal of fibromyalgia as a neuropathic pain syndrome. Our results also show that fibromyalgia patients have multiple autonomic dysfunction symptoms." Authors
The destruction of small nerve fibers in the skin of fibromyalgia patients (small fiber neuropathy - SFN) Read more [...]
How a disorder starts can be very informative. A rapid onset illness associated with swollen lymph glands, muscle aches, fatigue and fever so often marks the onset of a short-term infection that rarely do doctors attempt to identify the precipitating pathogen. Other beginnings are more obscure. The Read more [...]
Several studies suggesting that people with recent onset chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) differ immunologically from longer duration patients may have uncovered a new subset. No studies that I know of, however, have examined a subset that's been evident at least anecdotally for quite some time: Read more [...]
Natural killer cells appear to be the ground zero for the immune dysfunction found in chronic fatigue syndrome. These cells are, as their name implies, killers. They're called "natural" killer cells because in contrast to cytotoxic T-cells which need to be activated to fight infections, NK Read more [...]