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Mitochondrial complex activity in permeabilised cells of CFS patients using two cell types

Mitochondrial complex activity in permeabilised cells of CFS patients using two cell types, by Cara Tomas, Audrey E Brown, Julia L Newton and Joanna L Elson in Peer Journal, 1 Mar 2019   Article abstract: Abnormalities in mitochondrial function have … Continue reading

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome: how could the illness develop?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome: how could the illness develop?, by Gerwyn Morris, Michael Maes, Michael Berk, Basant K. Puri in Metabolic Brain Disease pp 1–31 [Online: 13 February Review article abstract: A model of the development and progression of chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), … Continue reading

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Exercise tests suggest autoimmunity causes the exertion problems in CFS, FM & POTS

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 16 August 2017: Exercise Tests Suggest Autoimmunity Causes the Exertion Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and POTS Researchers and doctors get interested in ME/CFS in different ways. Many have a personal connection, … Continue reading

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The Stanford Paradox: elevated energy production found in ME/CFS

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 18 April 2017: The Stanford Paradox: Elevated Energy Production Found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)   Producing energy is a big problem in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). In fact it’s probably the problem in … Continue reading

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Genes, mitochondria, autoimmunity & CFS: Prof Alan Light’s research

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 23 Feb 2017: Genes, Mitochondria, Autoimmunity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Alan Light Talk Dr. Light has said that he wants to do for fatigue what researchers have done for pain; that is … Continue reading

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Is mitochondrial function abnormal in ME/CFS?

ME Research UK article, 12 January 2017: Is mitochondrial function abnormal? Mitochondria are often referred to as the power plants of the body because they are responsible for generating nearly all the energy needed to support life. These kidney bean-shaped … Continue reading

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Researchers identify characteristic chemical signature for CFS

UC San Diego Press release, by Scott LaFee, 29 August 2016: Researchers Identify Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discovery, along with revealed underlying biology, could lead to faster, more accurate diagnoses and more effective, personalized therapies Chronic fatigue … Continue reading

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KPAX002 (Ritalin & micronutrients) well tolerated & effective for some CFS patients

Abstract: Stimulant drugs and various micronutrient interventions have previously been studied in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) but they have never been studied in combination. This proof of concept investigation seeks to examine the clinical effects and safety profile of KPAX002 … Continue reading

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New MEA award for Mitochondrial research

New award from the MEA Ramsay Research Fund for further mitochondrial research, 21 July 2015 Comparison of results from a commercial and a clinical diagnostic-based blood test to assess mitochondrial function in ME/CFS. The ME Association Ramsay Research Fund is pleased … Continue reading

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Computer simulation explores cause for exercise intolerance in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Post-exertional malaise is commonly observed in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, but its mechanism is not yet well understood. A reduced capacity for mitochondrial ATP synthesis is associated with the pathogenesis of CFS and is suspected to … Continue reading

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