Archive for autoimmune

Sex, Autoimmunity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome … or Why More Women Than Men Get ME/CFS

“Creating a scientific culture that compels consideration of sex in shaping the immune response is essential to a comprehensive understanding of health and disease.” The female predominance in autoimmune disorders (greater than 85% female in Sjogrens, lupus, Addison's disease, and scleroderma, Read more [...]

Study Suggests Gut Bacteria May Be Able to Trigger Autoimmune Disorders

The mysterious microbial world within us is beginning to reveal its secrets, but many mysteries remain to be solved in the years to come. Dr. Diane Mathis The  gut continues to surprise. This study is on rheumatoid arthritis, but you might want to just replace RA with the term 'autoimmune disorder' Read more [...]

“My Knees Don’t Hurt Anymore, Mommy”, Inflammation, Diet and Health – An Autoimmune Odyssey

A three year old is so excited about his first soccer lesson that he sleeps in his new uniform the night before, but when he gets on the field he is slow, seems lost and walks off the field after 15 minutes saying he's too tired.  At his next and last soccer practice he bursts into tears the minute Read more [...]

Scared Stiff? Exploring Anxiety, Autoimmunity and Infection in Stiff Person Syndrome – A Possible Model For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  (Marco digs into a controversial subject in this second of two blogs on Stiff Person Syndrome and ME/CFS - "Is the depression/anxiety present in Stiff Person Syndrome and, possibly by reflection, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a consequence of having a difficult disease or is it an inherent Read more [...]

Does A Rare Neurological Disorder Provide Clues to ME/CFS and FM? The Neuroinflammation Series Pt 3a

(Marco's first two Neuroinflammatory blogs lead us into sensory gating and glutatmate excitoxoicity and now he dives into a rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) (sometimes misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia) with factors (high glutamate levels,  increased sensitivity to stimulation, Read more [...]

Quick Hits from Dr. Klimas’ NSU Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clinic Opening: Tweeting the Conference

Some quick hits from the daylong celebration of the opening of  Dr. Klimas  Institue for Neuro-Immune Medicine  at Nova Southeastern University. The full blog of the day will be posted on the Simmaron Rising page on the Simmaron Research Foundations website. Dean Opens the Celebration 26 Read more [...]

Rituximab Watch

Norway Says 'No Go' to Further Fluge/Mella Rituximab Funding It's kind of inexplicable. Fluge and Mella put Norway on the map of the chronic fatigue syndrome community in a big way, and stimulated interest and efforts from the US to Australia yet the Norwegian Government just announced their proposed  Read more [...]
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