Archive for Research

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

“If we lose sight of pleasures ... that intoxicate the senses in the most sensuous and beautiful and simplest of ways, then we've lost a lot." - Savannah Page Researchers have used heat, electricity, chemicals, and pressure to evoke pain in FM patients and controls, and in every study people with Read more [...]

“End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins

Now this is exciting. The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has announced it has created and is raising funds for a huge "End ME/CFS" project.  They're looking for five million dollars a year to  fund it -- about double the NIH's current annual spending on all ME/CFS research. That's a really ambitious Read more [...]

Small Fiber Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Study Raises Questions

At least five studies have found significantly increased rates of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) in the skin of people with Fibromyalgia. SFN refers to the damage or destruction of the small unmyelinated sensory and/or autonomic nerve fibers. It’s believed that damage to these nerve fibers may cause Read more [...]

Big Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Grant Explores Why Men Get ME/CFS

Dr. Mary Fletcher and the ME/CFS research team at the Institute for Neuroimmune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University have received a very large grant ($1.9 million) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH. This grant will look for biomarkers in, get this, men Read more [...]

Nerves, Estrogen, Dr. Mikovits and Paradoxes: The INTiDYN Approach to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Last year researchers associated with a company called Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTiDYN) in New York discovered excessive numbers of nerve fibers in the skin of the hands of a high percentage of Fibromyalgia patients.  We covered that study in a blog called “Hands up! A key to the fatigue, Read more [...]

Fatigue Explained? Japanese Assert Brain Damage Causes Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A Central Nervous System Hypothesis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “... neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies in combination with subjective or a newly developed objective evaluation method of chronic fatigue have begun to clarify the  mechanisms underlying chronic cognitive fatigue ...” Deciding Read more [...]

Simmaron Researcher Probing Cause of Immune Holes in ME/CFS

Studies suggest a significant genetic component is present in ME/CFS and we know the immune system is involved. Now Simmaron Research Foundation Research Director, Dr. Isabel Barao is combining genetics and the immune system to try and uncover the cause of immune holes in ME/CFS. Check out what Read more [...]

Biomarker for Fatigue Could Help Validate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Measuring Fatigue Finally? How to objectively measure fatigue has dogged Chronic Fatigue Syndrome field  for  decades. Until researcher can tell how fatigued a person really ispeople with ME/CFS and FM will always have to deal with the "I'm tired, too" response from both their friends and from Read more [...]