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Australian researchers discover abnormalities in immune cell receptors in ME/CFS

Huffington Post Australia, by Luke Cooper, 22 Feb 2017: Queensland Scientists Make Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Breakthrough The condition has been linked to abnormal immune system cells. Queensland scientists have linked Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis … Continue reading

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Dysregulation of protein kinase gene expression in NK Cells in CFS

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: The etiology and pathomechanism of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) are unknown. However, natural killer (NK) cell dysfunction, in particular reduced NK cytotoxic activity, is a consistent finding in CFS/ME patients. Previous research has reported significant changes … Continue reading

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Systematic review of drug therapies for CFS/ME finds no drugs universally effective

Review abstract: Purpose: The pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is complex and remains poorly understood. Evidence regarding the use of drug therapies in CFS/ME is currently limited and conflicting. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the existing evidence on … Continue reading

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Natural killer cell & SNP dysfunction in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Aim: The aim of this paper was to determine natural killer (NK) cytotoxic activity and if single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and genotypes in transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels and acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) were present in isolated NK … Continue reading

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Promising Australian research could lead to diagnostic test

Griffith University press release: Screening test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on its way Ground-breaking research at Griffith University into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is leading the way for the development of a new screening tool for the condition. The research … Continue reading

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B cells in the immune systems of people with CFS

Research abstract Limited immunological changes have been previously reported in B cell phenotype in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients, so there is no clear established role of B cells in the pathophysiology of CFS patients. The aim of this study … Continue reading

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Australian news interview with CFS researchers

In an interview on ABC news, Australian TV researchers from Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia  say the discovery of biological markers means they’re on the cusp of a breakthrough diagnostic test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Queensland researchers hopeful of Chronic … Continue reading

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