Australia hosts research symposium on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome

by Sasha Nimmo Emerge Australia is hosting an international research symposium on the biological basis, diagnosis, treatment and managment of Myalgic Encephalomylitis and chronic fatigue syndrome in Geelong (near Melbourne), Australia. Parts of the symposium will be live-streamed here. On Wednesday 13 March, Griffith University's Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Professor Donald Staines will chair a … Continue reading Australia hosts research symposium on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome

New Australian Research Network holding scientific workshop on ME

cut out shapes on a La Trobe University building

by Sasha Nimmo Five Australian universities have joined together, along with the CFS Discovery Clinic, to form the ME/CFS Discovery Research Network or MDRN to collaborate and foster biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The network includes: La Trobe University (including Dr Paul Fisher) University of Melbourne (including Dr Neil McGregor and Dr Chris Armstrong) Monash … Continue reading New Australian Research Network holding scientific workshop on ME

Meet the Scientists: Prof Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik standing outside a Griffith University building wearing a green top.

By Sasha Nimmo ‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We hear about current research directly from scientists and meet the people doing such important work to improve our health. The series will introduce early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Prof Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Meet the Scientists: Fane Mensah

Fane Mensah leaning on a railing on a ferry on Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge in the background

by Sasha Nimmo ‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We hear about current research directly from scientists and meet the people doing such important work to improve our health. The series will introduce early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Fane Mensah

Scientists and Dr Tuller brief Australia’s Chief Medical Officer

Chris Armstrong, David Tuller and Fane Mensah standing outside the Department of Health

By Sasha Nimmo Dr David Tuller of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, Christopher Armstrong of Melbourne University, Australia, and Fane Mensah of University College London, UK, met with Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, in Canberra recently. Scientists Mr Armstrong and Mr Mensah briefed Prof Murphy on their own metabolomic and immunological research … Continue reading Scientists and Dr Tuller brief Australia’s Chief Medical Officer

Australian trial of mitochondrial treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome

by Sasha Nimmo Melbourne scientists are testing a combination of mitochondrial supplements on 8 or 9 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda criteria). The 20-week study for patients with Fukuda chronic fatigue syndrome is open-label, so patients are aware they are receiving the treatment and there is no placebo group.  Participants take the capsules daily, as well as medical … Continue reading Australian trial of mitochondrial treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome

Meet the Scientists: Dr Michael Musker

by Sasha Nimmo ‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series, interviewing researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We hear about current research directly from scientists and meet the people doing such important work to improve our health. The series will introduce early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working on the … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Dr Michael Musker