Tag Archives: immune system

Antibodies to Human Herpesviruses in ME/CFS patients

Antibodies to Human Herpesviruses in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients, by Jonas Blomberg, Muhammad Rizwan, Agnes Böhlin-Wiener, Amal Elfaitouri, Per Julin, Olof Zachrisson, Anders Rosén and Carl-Gerhard Gottfries in Front. Immunol., 14 August 2019, [https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.01946]   Research abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis, … Continue reading

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Pathological mechanisms underlying ME/CFS

Pathological mechanisms underlying Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Daniel Missailidis, Sarah Annesley, Paul Fisher in Preprints  [Published  online: 16 July 2019] doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0196.v1   Review abstract The underlying molecular basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is not well understood. … Continue reading

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Genetic predisposition for immune system, hormone, & metabolic dysfunction in ME/CFS

Genetic predisposition for immune system, hormone, and metabolic dysfunction in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a pilot study, by Melanie Perez,  Rajeev Jaundoo,  Kelly Hilton,  Ana Del Alamo,  Kristina Gemayel,  Nancy G. Klimas,  Travis J A Craddock and  Lubov Nathanson in … Continue reading

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Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system & elastase activation in ME/CFS

Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system and elastase activation in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a secondary analysis of experimental comparative studies, by Andrea Polli, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Mira Meeus, Luc Lambrecht,  Jo Nijs, Kelly Ickmans in Scandinavian Journal of Pain [Published Online: 2018-10-16] Research abstract: Background and aims: … Continue reading

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CFS and the immune system

Review summary: Chronic fatigue syndrome and the immune system: Where are we now?, by Fane Kojo Fosu Mensaha, Amolak Singh Bansal, Brian Ford, Geraldine Cambridge in Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology [Available online 12 April 2017] Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterised by multiple … Continue reading

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Vitamin D could boost the immune system

Recent news reports of research claiming vitamin D supplements can boost the immune system as well as the health of bones, has raised questions for how people with ME can obtain enough of this vital nutrient. Get vitamin D from: sunshine, … Continue reading

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Potential new way to sway the immune system

ME Global Chronicle article, by Madeline McCurry-Schmidt, Aug 2016  Found: A Potential New Way to Sway the Immune System (not specifically about ME) A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) opens a door to influencing … Continue reading

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ME/CFS – predisposed to inflammation?

Inflammation is a hot topic in ME/CFS yet no one has taken a comprehensive look at its possible genetic roots. The CDC just did that – and out popped one very specific part of the immune system. Exercise studies that … Continue reading

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Gut infection could underlie symptoms in CFS

Cort Johnson gives an overview of recent research and possible treatment approaches, January 13, 2015: “We are cautiously optimistic regarding these results because, if confirmed, we may have identified a contributing factor to the innate immune issues associated with ME/CFS and a … Continue reading

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Probiotic B infantis improves immune system in CFS

Research abstract: Certain therapeutic microbes, including Bifidobacteria infantis (B. infantis) 35624 exert beneficial immunoregulatory effects by mimicking commensal-immune interactions; however, the value of these effects in patients with non-gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the impact … Continue reading

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