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Two radically different immune subsets in ME/CFS?

Health rising blog post, Cort Johnson, 15 July 2017: Early Results Suggest Two Radically Different Immune Subsets Present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Subsets, Subsets, Subsets Everyone with ME/CFS who’s been around a bit must ask themselves at some point, … Continue reading

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ME/CFS linked to imbalanced microbiome

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Press release, 26 April 2017: Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome Scientists identify abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, including those with and without co-morbid IBS … Continue reading

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Peterson’s atypical subset opens new view of ME/CFS

Simmaron research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 5 April 2017: Peterson’s Atypical Subset Opens New View of ME/CFS in Columbia/Simmaron Publication “We now have biological evidence that the triggers for ME/CFS may involve distinct pathways to disease, or, in some … Continue reading

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Scientists discover biological evidence of 2 subgroups in ME/CFS

Medical news today blog post, by Ana Sandoiu, 4 April 2017: Biological basis of ‘atypical’ chronic fatigue syndrome revealed Extract: …CFS is difficult to identify as there is no test for it, and because it shares some of its symptoms … Continue reading

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Developing case definitions for ME and CFS using practical experience and consensus

Research abstract: Background: There has been considerable controversy regarding how to name and define the illnesses known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report has proposed new clinical criteria and a new name for this … Continue reading

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TMD in CFS is indicator of greater autonomic dysfunction

Research abstract: Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is heterogeneous in nature, yet no clear subclassifications currently exist. There is evidence of dysautonomia in almost 90% of patients and CFS is often co-morbid with conditions associated with autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction,  such as … Continue reading

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A possible bio-marker for distinguishing inflammation in IBS

Research abstract: Background: Recent studies demonstrated low-grade inflammation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, these studies have been relatively small and do not enable examination of this factor in different subtypes of IBS and the possibility of confounding … Continue reading

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Video presentation of Alan Light’s gene expression research

“Using Gene Expression to Objectively Subset & Diagnose FM, CFS and Depression”  Published on Dec 18, 2014 Alan Light, PhD gave this presentation during OFFER’s 2014 Healthcare Provider Conference. In this study, they looked at 46 genes [using the leukocytes] … Continue reading

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Serum cytokine levels vary in moderate and severe CFS/ME patients

Volume 70, Issue 1, November 2014, Pages 45 Research aims Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a disabling illness with an unknown aetiology and diagnosis is based on symptom-specific criteria. Immunological dysregulation and cytokine abnormalities are consistent in CFS/ME. As … Continue reading

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Severity scales in CFS/ME

Research abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a physical and cognitive disabling illness, characterised by severe fatigue and a range of physiological symptoms that primarily affects women. The immense variation in clinical presentation suggests differences in severity based on … Continue reading

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