Not all ME/CFS patients are alike

Patients who fulfill the ICC criteria for ME are much sicker than patients who only meet the CDC critera for CFS, new Australian research shows Researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases at Griffith University Queensland have shown that individuals with ME/CFS who meet the International Consensus Criteria…

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Decreased oxygen uptake by muscle cells during exercise in ME/CFS

Researchers from the CFS/ME Medical Centre Amsterdam (Netherlands) have found that low oxygen uptake by muscle cells causes exercise intolerance in a majority of CFS patients. The study shows that lung or heart problems, de-conditioning or lack of effort are not likely causes of physical impairment in CFS. Instead, the authors suggest that mitochondrial problems…

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The science of ME – what do we know?

Breakthrough Magazine autumn 2013

From Breakthrough Magazine. There are more than four thousand scientific publications on ME, many under different names, such as postviral fatigue syndrome, ME/CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome, etc. Significant progress has been made in the scientific understanding of the disease, particularly in the last 20 years, and…

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M.E. and M.S. similarities

Shared Pathways in ME and MS

A recent review by Dr Gerwyn Morris of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) and Dr Michael Maes of Deakin University (Australia) has shown that there are neuroimmune similarities between MS and ME/CFS. This further substantiates the view that ME/CFS is a neuroimmune illness and that patients with MS are immunologically primed to develop symptoms…

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The Emerging Role of Autoimmunity in ME/CFS

From Molecular Neurobiology, 2013 Sep 26, by G Morris, M Berk, P Galecki & M Maes. Research Summary from the authors: “The World Health Organization classifies myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) as a nervous system disease. Together with other diseases under the G93 heading, ME/cfs shares a triad of abnormalities involving…

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