Author Archive for Simon McGrath

Triggering Effects: Andrew Lloyd on Infections, Genes and Getting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(In the second of a series of blogs of presentations on the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) Conference in September of this year, Simon tackles Dr. Lloyds fascinating talk on the how infections trigger chronic fatigue syndrome. Thanks for Simon’s and Action for ME for allowing us Read more [...]

Dantzer on “The Neuroimmune Basis of Fatigue” – and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

[Simon presents an overview of the Robert Dantzer's Lecture on the Neuroimmune Basis of Fatigue at the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) Conference in September of this year.  Thanks for Simon's and Action for ME for allowing us to post his summary. You can find more of their summaries here. First Read more [...]

Time for a Patient Revolution!

(An earlier version of this blog appeared on Phoenix Rising) 'Let the Patient Revolution Begin' A militant cry from those difficult ME/CFS patients unwilling to listen to doctors, researchers and government departments who only have patients' best interests at heart? No, this dramatic call comes Read more [...]

Redefining ME/CFS? CDC Chief Reveals First Fruits of Multi-Center Doctor Study at FDA Stakeholder Meeting

(Are different ME/CFS doctors seeing different types of ME/CFS patients. Would closely examining those patients reveal the elusive subsets researcher have been talking about for decades? At the FDA Workshop on April 26, Dr Elizabeth Unger, head of the CDC's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome programme Read more [...]