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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Canary in a Coal Mine

Jennifer Brea and Kiran Chitanvis filming Canary in a Coal Mine

A film about life with M.E., the most prevalent and devastating disease your doctor has never heard of. The story Jennifer Brea, a Harvard PhD student, was signing a check at a restaurant when she found she could not write her own name. Months before her wedding, she became progressively…

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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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