In May (2019), Dr Ron Davis’s team published a pilot study showing remarkable results for their nanoneedle device. Strikingly, there was no overlap between the results for 20 ME/CFS patients and those for 20 healthy controls, something that is almost never seen with this illness.
Popular international science magazine New Scientist has published yet another article covering research into ME/CFS. This time they looked at findings which may lead to biomarkers for the illness by measuring levels of immune systems substances called cytokines which can affect levels of inflammation in the body. Read more…
Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome The New Scientists reports on preliminary work by Norwegian researchers led by Øystein Fluge of Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen and the possible link with the therapeutic effect of cancer drug Rituximab in other studies. New Scientist article – click here.
An event held in Norwich in January 2017 gave the public a chance to hear about some of the biomedical research being undertaken on ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). The event was hosted by IFR and Invest in ME Research, a charity promoting biomedical research and education into ME, which is aiming to establish a UK centre of […]
Full article at http://bit.ly/29ISg0I Over the years, a number of reports in the scientific literature have pointed to the presence of abnormalities of heart (cardiac) function in ME/CFS. The latest comes from Prof Julia Newton and colleagues at Newcastle University and is published in the journal “Open Heart”. In essence, the work confirms the group’s previous […]
Researchers from Griffith University’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) — part of the new Menzies Health Institute Queensland — have uncovered significant factors contributing to the pathology of this illness chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The results reveal genetic changes in important receptors associated with immunological and cellular function and contribute to […]
A pioneering researcher has solving ME/CFS on his bucket list. This is a summary by Robin Sansom of a longer article long article by Cort Johnson: http://simmaronresearch.com/2015/12/ian-lipkin-three-to-five-years-to-solve-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-mecfs/ Ian Lipkin is a renowned pioneer in pathogen detection and believes it’s possible to solve ME/CFS in three to five years (provided the resources are made available.) Whilst […]
On 28th October 2015 ‘Lancet Psychiatry’ published a report of the follow-up of the highly controversial PACE Trial The ME Association immediately made the this press release (click here) standing by it’s criticism of both the PACE Trial and the use of GET ang CBT as treatments for ME/CFS. It also metioned it’s own study […]
Research into ME A Presentation at Norwich Research Park On the 23rd October 2015 ‘Invest in ME’ organised a presentation on ME research with a variety of speakers including Dr Mady Hornig, Dr Ian Gibson and Fane Mensah. This took place at the Norwich Research Park and Louise Prior from Elevate attended and has made […]
Raising money for ME/CFS Research Why? Because ME/CFS is one of the most under-funded illnesses. This is due to only partial recognition. There may be a lot of biomedical research findings which provide strong evidence that the illness is a real and primarily organic illness but these are small projects which don’t tend to make […]
At the Stanford University School of Medicine “Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.” “In addition to potentially providing the CFS-specific diagnostic biomarker we’ve been desperately seeking for decades, these findings hold the promise of identifying the […]