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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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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 [...]
Highlights from Dr. Newton’s Video on Blood Flow
“I would suggest that abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system are the underpinning phenomena that explain most if not all of the symptoms that people with ME experience.” Dr. Julia Newton
Dr. Julia Newton started Read more [...]
A Different Kind of Pain
That the immune system might play a major role in producing pain might seem obvious. Inflammation, swelling, and the symptoms of ‘sickness behavior’ including muscle and joint pains are all produced by the immune system when we catch a cold.
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A Different Kind of Neurological Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is sometimes described as a neurological disorder - as if that term described something discrete. When people first spoke of ME/CFS as a neurological disorder they probably meant a central nervous system condition - problems Read more [...]