Archive for Research – Page 5

Taking the Sting out of Pain: Scorpion Venom Could Provide Alternative to Narcotic Pain Drugs

In the second of two blogs looking at future possibilities for pain relief we turn to a much feared arthropod. Drug Under Development Spells Hope for Pain Relief in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A friend of mine coping with  severe back pain, allodynia, high blood pressure and Read more [...]

Drug Under Development Spells Hope for Pain Relief in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From opioids to anticonvulsants to antidepressants, etc. doctors throw a wide variety of drugs at nerve pain, yet the prognosis is generally poor with 40-60% of patients receiving only partial relief.  (Some studies indicate alpha lipoic acid and benfotiamine (thiamine) can be helpful for some, as well.) Nerve Read more [...]

Twin Proteome ‘Study’ Finds Evidence of Inflammation and Metabolic Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Sets the Stage for Round Two…

Proteomics, the study of the proteome, is important because proteins represent the actual functional molecules in the cell. When mutations occur in the DNA, it is the proteins that are ultimately affected. Drugs, when they have beneficial effects, do so by interacting with proteins….. Proteomics Gene Read more [...]

Damaged Neuroprotective Process Spells Pain for Fibromyalgia – Suggests Small Fiber Neuropathy is Present

From stiff muscles to painful trigger points to problems with exercise, the muscles can be a problem in fibromyalgia. It turns out that muscles have an interesting way of relaxing when they're in pain. Every time you contract a painful muscle, your nervous system should take a little break, give Read more [...]

Sensory Overload: Study Suggests Brains in Fibromyalgia Are Being Pummeled With Too Much Information

New study provides further evidence that problems with sensory gating may contribute to fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms. It’s a Jungle Out There The key to survival in the animal world is to be able to detect threats in the environment and react appropriately.  From the simplest sea Read more [...]

Light Gene Expression Study Suggests Post-Cancer Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Could Share Same Molecular Pathway

Any Light gene expression study is big news. If you’re not up on the Lights', two of their past  studies showed astonishing changes in gene expression after exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome. They have a third bigger study in the works plus  a Lyrica ME/CFS gene expression study (and probably Read more [...]

‘A Foreign and Illogical Result’: Dr. Betsy Keller on Exercise Testing in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Is the Two Day Exercise Test Ready for the Big Time? The results I described above are quite foreign and illogical to those who are accustomed to predictable physiological responses to physical activity stress- so skeptics abound, particularly when they know nothing about ME/CFS. Dr. Betsy Keller Study Read more [...]

The Monster Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pathogen Study Results Are In…..

Dr. Ian Lipkin surprised everyone on the CDC's Conference call yesterday when he presented many of the results from the two major pathogen studies involving the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Initiative and Dr. Montoya at Stanford. These studies, easily the most rigorous of their type ever attempted Read more [...]