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2014-04-04 12:20:22

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, in collaboration with Osaka City University and Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, have used functional PET imaging to show that levels of neuroinflammation, or inflammation of the nervous system, are higher in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome than in healthy people. Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic, profound, and disabling...

2014-03-31 23:35:15

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published a must-read new article to mark Chronic Fatigue Awareness (CFS) month. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published...

2013-05-06 08:30:10

Over $1 Million Donated to Study Role of Genetics and Alternative Therapies in ME/CFS MT. VIEW, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Medicine Institute (OMI), an organization with a mission to improve health care by applying a multi-disciplinary, "big data" approach, today announced that it has received over $1 Million in contributions to undertake novel research into ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). The Edward P. Evans Foundation, a...

Research Finds No Link Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Retroviruses
2012-09-18 11:06:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Multi-site study confirms that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), previously documented in two separate research papers, to be associated with the XMRV and pMLV viruses, respectively, has no connection with either disease-causing virus. The causes of CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), have long puzzled scientists, until a 2009 paper in the journal Science linked it to the mouse retrovirus XMRV (xenotropic murine...

2012-05-29 02:27:35

CHICAGO, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME), the largest group of physicians and researchers dedicated to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), has released updated care guidelines directed at primary care physicians and other health care providers. The document, "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Primer for Clinical Practitioners," can be accessed at:...

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2011-06-01 06:05:00

A 2009 study that suggested chronic fatigue syndrome was caused by a mouse virus has been challenged by a recent study that claims the results were based on contaminated lab samples. "There is no evidence of this mouse virus in human blood," says lead author of the current study Jay Levy of the University of California at San Francisco. In 2009, Nevada researchers announced a headline-making discovery that linked a mouse-related virus to a number of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome,...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CFIDS Association of America today launched the Research1st.com website (http://www.research1st.com), which is intended to become a one-stop shop for the most current and reliable information about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-related research being conducted by top-flight scientists worldwide. "There is exciting biomedical research underway that gives us reason to hope for improvements in CFS diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, a...

2011-05-17 13:37:03

At present, while there is no cause known for this condition, patients with MS seem to have genetic vulnerability to certain environmental factors that could trigger this condition, such as the Epstein-Barr virus. Scientists at the University of Granada have found a relation between the Epstein-Barr virus "“which belongs to the herpesviruses family"“and the development of this condition The Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus "“belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes...

2010-02-26 09:18:59

Research: Prevalence of xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome in the Netherlands: retrospective analysis of samples from an established cohort A new study published on bmj.com Feb. 25 casts doubt on recent claims that a human retrovirus known as XMRV is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome or ME (myalgic encephalitis). This is the third study to refute the original US study reporting the link. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a...

2008-12-03 14:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The four million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have new reason for hope today with the announcement of an unprecedented research program to help identify biomarkers for the illness and improve diagnosis and treatment of CFS. The announcement was made by the CFIDS Association of America, which is funding the program, called the Accelerate CFS Research Initiative. As part of this initiative, the CFIDS Association also...