‘I Remember ME’, movie by Kim Snyder

“I Remember Me” (2000) is a biographical documentary about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) by Kim Snyder. The film attempts to show just how devastating the illness can be to persons afflicted with the illness. Snyder’s travels are chronicled for four years as she tries to find answers about…

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“Threat receptors” are damaged in people with ME

Scientists at Queensland’s Griffith University (Australia) have discovered that “threat receptors” which deal with potential attacks to the body are damaged in people with ME. From www.thecitizen.org.au There are many different kinds of receptors found throughout cells that help them function normally. It is common for receptors to make harmless, tiny changes to the…

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B cell depletion benefits ME/CFS patients

Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) showed clinical improvement after extended treatment with the anti-B-cell monoclonal antibody rituximab. This result suggests that in a subset of patients, ME/CFS might be an autoimmune disease. Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody against a protein on the surface of B cells known as…

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The role of viruses, bacteria and fungal biotoxin exposure in CFS

Should people with ME/CFS be lumped into a “fatigue of unknown origin” basket and just given counselling and an exercise program? This new paper from Dr Michael Maes and colleagues says no! They suggest that Parvoviruses, HHV6, variants of Epstein-Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus, Mycoplasma, Borrelia burgdorferi, chronic fungal infections or other…

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