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.
Elevate has been contacted by a charity called the Nancy Oldfield Trust which provides low cost water-borne activities for people with disabilities. They suggest a minimum donation of £9 per person and carers can come for free. Bursary fund available. Please visit the website for further information.
Elevate is now collecting names for a 2 1/2 hour trip on Sat 21st June at 10pm. This will be exploring the Broads in a 10 seater boat with an electric motor which is much quieter than the diesel powered engines.
We are nearly out of space. If you would like to go please reserve a place ASAP by contacting us. Please don’t let cost stop you going as the charity has a bursary fund and can therefore provide free tickets.
They’re all setup for people using wheelchairs. Life jackets etc provided. We recommend keeping an eye on the forcast and dressing appropriately.
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On Saturday 26th April Elevate is hosting an indoor archery session with light-weight bows for people with disabilities courtesy of ‘Andy’s Mobile Archery’.
Time: 2:30pm start. Arrive from 2pm. Duration 60 – 90 minutes, free refreshments available.
Location: Wellspring Family Centre
Cost: Suggested donation of £3 each (concessions/free tickets available) and you can pay on the day.
Please reserve a place.
This will be in addition to the regular monthly meetings at WFC
Editor’s Comment: In this study, a subset of CFS patients was found to have an immune deficiency that allows Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) to replicate, even beyond the acute stage of the original infection. B-cells are the part of the immune system that “remembers” pathogens (viruses, bacteria, etc.) in order to mount attacks against future infections. The patients in this study showed an impaired B- and T-cell response to EBV, leading to latent virus reactivation. (EBV, like all herpesviruses, remains in the body forever.) The early theory that CFS was a form of “chronic mono” now appears to have substantiation.
By Madlen Loebel et al. (Thanks to Prohealth)