Research Digest – August 2014: More Results from the SolveCFS BioBank

More results from the work being done through the SolveCFS BioBank: We are pleased to report the publication of the initial BioBank study on XMRV and the publication of the first study of epigenetics in ME/CFS. Both used the clinical information and samples from the SolveCFS BioBank that were collected in 2010. READ MORE…

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Guest Blog: Mark A. Demitrack, MD, FAPA – Neurobiology of ME/CFS

Far too often, ME/CFS patients are met with healthcare providers who do not believe in the biological nature of the disease. In this guest blog post, Mark Demitrack, MD, FAPA describes how for a long time he has advocated for and used an integrated approach to understand how the brain is involved in the biology of ME/CFS. READ MORE…

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Research Digest – July 2014: Define & Diagnose

In order for patients to be diagnosed, a disease must be defined. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is currently defined by excluding other medical and psychiatric diseases that explain the symptoms. This month we highlight three recent publications tackling the “core” components of ME/CFS that are important to defining and diagnosing the disease. READ MORE…

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Research Digest – June 2014: Neuroinflammation in ME/CFS

Neuroimaging has been used to study the structural, functional and metabolic affects of ME/CFS on the brain in ME/CFS patients for the past 25 years. To date there are about 50 papers in the peer-reviewed biomedical literature describing these findings. This month we highlight three publications that directly demonstrate and implicate neuroinflammation in ME/CFS…

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