Tag Archives: epigenetics

System reset? Study suggests Pro-Inflammatory / Autoimmune reset in ME/CFS

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 4 August 2018: System Reset? Study Suggests Pro-Inflammatory / Autoimmune Reset Occurred in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Epigenetics research holds the fascinating possibility of figuring out what shifted at the very beginning of chronic … Continue reading

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Identification of ME/CFS-associated DNA methylation patterns

Identification of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-associated DNA methylation patterns, by Malav S. Trivedi, Elisa Oltra, Leonor Sarria, Natasha Rose, Vladimir Beljanski, Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy  G. Klimas, Lubov Nathanson in PLoS One Vol 13, #7, p e0201066 [Published: July 23, 2018] Abstract: Background: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue … Continue reading

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Integration of DNA methylation & health scores identifies subtypes in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Integration of DNA methylation & health scores identifies subtypes in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, by Wilfred C de Vega, Lauren Erdman, Suzanne D Vernon, Anna Goldenberg & Patrick O McGowan in Epigenomics. 2018 Apr 25. doi: 10.2217/epi-2017-0150. [Epub … Continue reading

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Epigenetics study highlights metabolic problems in ME/CFS

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 30 July 2017: Epigenetics Study Highlights Metabolic Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) There was a time that the HPA axis was “it” in chronic fatigue syndrome. More studies have been done on … Continue reading

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Epigenetic modifications & glucocorticoid sensitivity in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Background: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating idiopathic disease characterized by unexplained fatigue that fails to resolve with sufficient rest. Diagnosis is based on a list of symptoms and exclusion of other fatigue-related health conditions. Despite … Continue reading

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Changes to genes found in IBS

Research abstract: Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a stress-sensitive disorder. Environmental factors including stress can trigger epigenetic changes, which have not been well-studied in IBS. We performed a pilot study investigating genome-wide DNA methylation of IBS patients and healthy … Continue reading

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The importance of understanding how our genes change

Extract from article by Cort Johnson: Epigenetics refers to the changes in sites in our DNA that are susceptible to change over time which can modify the expression of our genes.  Our genetic heritage, it turns out, only sets the … Continue reading

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