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Public Healthcare Could Be Improved Through Better Testing
2013-11-07 09:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There is an urgent need for easy-to-use diagnostic tests which can identify the pathogen responsible for causing an infection and provide results more quickly than existing methods, according to a new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) report published Thursday. The report, “Better Tests, Better Care: Improved Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases,” appears in a special supplement to the journal Clinical Infectious...

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...

2010-02-08 13:04:00

RENO, Nev., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI) has recently announced Dr. Donnica Moore, a distinguished women's health expert, as its new celebrity spokesperson and advocate. Dr. Moore will join WPI in its efforts to help raise awareness and funding for its research of XMRV and associated neuro-immune diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. "We are pleased to have a highly regarded women's health expert join us in our efforts...

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2009-10-09 06:50:00

A new breakthrough study finds that a virus linked to prostate cancer may also be linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a disorder characterized by unexplained and debilitating exhaustion that is not alleviated by sleep. The research could pave the way to new treatments for the condition, which affects some 17 million people throughout the world, scientists said Thursday. The virus, known as XMRV, was found in the blood of 68 out of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome patients, but just 8 of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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