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New Australian genetic marker detection study

ME Research UK blog post, 6 November 2016: New study – Genetic marker detection Prof Brett Lidbury and colleagues at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University in Canberra are conducting an ongoing programme, funded by charities in … Continue reading

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The search for a genetic predisposition to ME/CFS

ME Research article, 26 February 2016: Genome-wide associations In human beings, a very small number of DNA gene sequences differ between individuals, and these consist largely of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, pronounced “snips”). While most SNPs are silent, others have … Continue reading

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Invitation to take part in a large gene study of ME/CFS

Are you currently diagnosed with ME/CFS (SEID)? Are you interested in your genetic makeup? If so, help the INIM create a one of a kind genetic database for patients with ME/CFS. Participation for this study requires you to have a … Continue reading

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Immune and inflammation related genes in CFS

Research abstract: Recent evidence suggests immune and inflammatory alterations are important in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This study was done to explore the association of functionally important genetic variants in inflammation and immune pathways with CFS. Peripheral blood DNA was … Continue reading

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Prof Alan Light videos on fatigue and gene expression in ME/CFS

Professor Alan Light, from Utah University, talks about his involvement with ME  in videos posted on the Dutch Youtube site ME/cvs Vereniging. no. 58  Fatigue – the differences between generalised fatigue and the fatigue of ME/CFS no. 59  Genes & gene expression &  … Continue reading

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Methylation may have role in immunological changes in CFS/ME

Abstract Objective: Methylation is known to regulate biological processes and alterations in methylation patterns have been associated with a variety of diseases. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is an unexplained disorder associated with immunological and molecular changes. CD4+T cells specifically, … Continue reading

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