ME/CFS confirmed as a biological disease

Stanford scientists have linked auto immune inflammation to Myalgic encephalomyelitis also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating disease with no known cure.

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have linked ME/CFS to variations in 17 immune-system signalling proteins, or cytokines, whose concentrations in the blood correlate with the disease’s severity.

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ME/CFS World breakthrough!

The National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) in Queensland have just released a statement regarding a new breakthrough in ME/CFS research:

In a world first, Gold Coast researchers have made an important breakthrough in understanding the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said researchers from Griffith University’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) have found strong evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome was associated with a dysfunctional immune system.

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A new voice for sufferers of FND and ME

Today, International ME Awareness Day, we launch FiND ME. We’re a new project about Functional Neurological Disorder and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, illnesses which affect over 250,000 people in the United Kingdom.

We will raise awareness of these illnesses and funds for biomedical research. In the summer we’ll launch our first major awareness and fundraising campaign.

FiND ME was founded by Andy who, when diagonsed with FND and ME, was given very little information by his immediate medical advisors (GP & neurologist) and realised that very few people knew anything about the condition.

He decided to help other sufferers by giving the general public more information about the diseases in a fresh new way. After a year of research and consultations with the NHS, FiND ME is ready to start raising awareness of the disease that Stan Collymore recently spoke about in comparison to cancer and HIV.