Natural killer cells appear to be the ground zero for the immune dysfunction found in chronic fatigue syndrome. These cells are, as their name implies, killers. They're called "natural" killer cells because in contrast to cytotoxic T-cells which need to be activated to fight infections, NK Read more [...]
“The immune system has to think on its feet" Mark Davis
It's the classic question: the chicken or the egg? What determines your health more - your genes or your environment? A major study by renowned Stanford immunologist Mark Davis suggests that at least with regard to the immune system - it's Read more [...]
In the most comprehensive study of immune factors in the cerebral spinal fluid ever done in ME/CFS, Mady Hornig and Ian Lipkin reported finding dramatic differences in ME/CFS patients.
The results of the Simmaron Research Foundation /Chronic Fatigue Initiative study suggested that an extensive immune Read more [...]
“I think of ME/CFS as one of these (immune-mediated) brain disorders”
Llewelyn King has done over 70 ME/CFS Alert video’s and for his 73rd he interviewed Dr. Mady Hornig. It was a timely interview given the recent immune study she and Ian Lipkin recently published.
See Your Clock Was (Is) Read more [...]
(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 [...]
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.
Even in Fibromyalgia Read more [...]
Mindy Kitei just posted a long interview with Ian Lipkin, the renowned 'virus-hunter' leading the Chronic Fatigue Initiative's ME/CFS pathogen discovery project. Dr. Lipkin has also begun a crowdfunding effort to raise the funds to do comprehensive microbiome analyses in people with Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]
“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 [...]