Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Now the same scientists…

...at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, have also identified a unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that provides insights into the basis for cognitive dysfunction – frequently described by patients as "brain fog" – as well as new hope for improvements in diagnosis and treatment.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Is this part of...

... the solution to what CFS is? 

“Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease. The findings could help improve diagnosis and identify treatment options for the disabling disorder, in which symptoms range from extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating to headaches and muscle pain.”


Sunday, 22 September 2013

Another virus...

... suspect in CFS? 

"Many experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has several root causes including some viruses. Now, lead scientists Shara Pantry, Maria Medveczky and Peter Medveczky of the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine, along with the help of several collaborating scientists and clinicians, have published an article in the Journal of Medical Virology suggesting that a common virus, Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), is the possible cause of some CFS cases." 

Persistent human herpesvirus-6 infection in patients with an inherited form of the virus 
Shara N. Pantry, Maria M. Medveczky, Jesse H. Arbuckle, Janos Luka, Jose G. Montoya, Jianhong Hu, Rolf Renne, Daniel Peterson, Joshua C. Pritchett, Dharam V. Ablashi, Peter G. Medveczky 
Journal of Medical Virology, 2013; DOI: 10.1002/jmv.23685