Tag: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Australian advocacy

ME patients forgotten in government decision-making

Parliament was told that 75% of Australians with ME and CFS recover. The real figure is closer to 5%.
Why would the government allocate funding for medical research and treatment if it is told that most patients recover without it?


Gene differences found in severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis patients

Queensland scientists looked at patients with moderate and severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (International Consensus Criteria). In the severe ME patients, they found 37 genes were significantly upregulated and 55 genes were significantly downregulated compared with nonfatigued controls. However, there was no difference in expression of protein kinase genes between moderate ME patients and controls.

Meet researchers

Meet the Scientists: Rhiannon Morris

Meet the Scientists: Rhiannon Morris is from Melbourne’s The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) which is the oldest research institute in Australia.