Government advisor calls for more biopsychosocial research into ‘ME/CFS’

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by Sasha Nimmo Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), including Prof Andrew Lloyd, published a review stating there is a "need for longitudinal studies integrating biopsychosocial approaches to inform early management and targeted rehabilitation strategies". Prof Lloyd was on the government's ME and CFS advisory committee and received the majority of government … Continue reading Government advisor calls for more biopsychosocial research into ‘ME/CFS’

Findings on aquatic pilot trial for chronic fatigue syndrome

by Sasha Nimmo Dr Broadbent provided an update on the Southern Cross University (SCU) pilot trial to see if aquatic therapy improves the self-reported wellness scores of people with diagnosed with ME, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), post viral fatigue syndrome, post infectious fatigue syndrome or chronic mononucleosis. Dr Suzanne Broadbent, Associate Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology now … Continue reading Findings on aquatic pilot trial for chronic fatigue syndrome

Meet the Scientists: Dr Neil McGregor

Dr Neil McGregor Meet Dr Neil McGregor PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He recently published Metabolic profiling reveals anomalous energy metabolism and oxidative stress pathways in chronic fatigue syndrome patients (summary here: Australian metabolomics study of young women) and Widespread pain and renal function in ME/CFS patients. by Sasha Nimmo ‘Meet the Scientists’ Series ‘Meet the Scientists’ is a … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Dr Neil McGregor

Six year study of abnormal brain changes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients

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by Sasha Nimmo An Australian six year study evaluating progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda and Canadian Consensus Criteria definitions) shows patients' brains deteriorate at an abnormal rate. The study used optimized voxel based morphometry (VBM), a commonly-used automated tool for studying patterns of brain change in neurological diseases. It shows chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda & CCC) is a … Continue reading Six year study of abnormal brain changes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients

ME microbiome scientist nominated as ACT Scientist of the Year

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by Sasha Nimmo Dr Brett Lidbury has been nominated as ACT Scientist of the Year. Dr Lidbury works with innovative combinations of powerful computational modelling and collaboration with diverse teams of scientists and clinicians to provide integrated knowledge on ME/CFS (Canadian Consensus Criteria definition). Dr Lidbury featured in 'Meet our Scientists' in March 2016. Dr Brett Lidbury is … Continue reading ME microbiome scientist nominated as ACT Scientist of the Year

Australian metabolomics study of young women with ME/CFS (CCC)

by Sasha Nimmo In Melbourne, Australia a study of 34 patients and 25 controls examined energy metabolism, chronic immune activation and oxidative stress issues within ME/CFS (Canadian Consensus Criteria) patients. It found significant differences in metabolites and proposed a new marker: overnight accumulation of allantoin in the urine. The patients were all young adult females, as the authors said … Continue reading Australian metabolomics study of young women with ME/CFS (CCC)

Meet the Scientists: Dr Sarah Knight

Dr Sarah Knight Meet Dr Sarah Knight from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at The Royal Children’s Hospital in the University of Melbourne, Australia. by Sasha Nimmo ‘Meet the Scientists’ Series ‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We ask them about their current research and get … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Dr Sarah Knight