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Month: May 2018

A plan to replicate Mark Davis’s remarkable findings of immune activation in ME/CFS

A plan to replicate Mark Davis’s remarkable findings of immune activation in ME/CFS

A team led by Edinburgh University’s Professor Chris Ponting has won funding for a PhD student who would follow up and expand on remarkable recent findings made at Stanford University, where Dr Mark Davis may have pinpointed a major issue in the immune system in ME/CFS. Last year, Davis produced strong evidence of T cell clonal expansion, similar to that seen in illnesses including multiple sclerosis and acute Lyme disease. His discovery came from a new and sophisticated way of…

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There’s a yawning gap in ME/CFS research funding. Take action.

There’s a yawning gap in ME/CFS research funding. Take action.

When I got ME more than 20 years ago, I thought that science would soon provide the answers to my illness. Instead, I saw little good research going on, and there’s been a spectacular lack of progress since then. We have no treatments and still don’t even know what causes the disease. Why not? The fundamental reason for the lack of good science is that there is not enough funding: money is the sun that powers the research world. And…

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