Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
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$4m grant to aid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by hixxy, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. hixxy

    hixxy Senior Member

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  2. Solstice

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    Some money being invested in actually useful research it seems.
     
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  3. Fighttolive

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    Maybe there really is hope
     
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  4. Gijs

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    5 Years.... pfff.........)-:
     
  5. Fighttolive

    Fighttolive

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    "Within" could be sooner.. I feel there will
    Be a biomarker sooner..wish Lipkin could get a 4mil grant
     
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  6. Jan

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    At least there is a bit of hope from other countries, none from the UK :(
     
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  7. Comet

    Comet I'm Not Imaginary

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    Thanks for the great news @hixxy! :):balloons::)
     
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  8. Rick Sanchez

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    Honestly this is pretty big news!

    I can recommend reading the article :).

    The news is especially interesting if you also consider Norway's 4 million Dollaridoos for CFS research, back in October http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Ne...ut_from_patients/1254021802161/p1177315753918.

    4 million here and 4 million there might not seem like a lot, but take into consideration the populations of Australia and Norway. Surely the winds are now changing, and although relief and or a cure are probably both at least 10 years away (assuming that we don't strike gold with Ritux) there is at least hope in sight. Especially because we are able to piggy back off all the research having been done in other fields. And it wouldn't surprise me if something is going to come out of all the cancer research dealing with patients feeling energy depleted after chemotherapy, especially given the piles of money that has and is still being thrown at cancer.
     
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    I wonder if this is this the biomarker candidate they are looking at...

     
  10. Comet

    Comet I'm Not Imaginary

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    http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au...m/news-story/1627b3fcc41c53efac927200a53cc756

    From the article:
    But Prof Staines said the discovery that CFS occurs when specific cells in the body mutate means that Gold Coast researchers are closer to solving the mystery.

    “What these studies have shown is the pathological changes in particular receptors … are going to result in impaired system functions throughout the whole body,” he said.

    Does anyone know what he is referring to? The study mentioned above by @Forbin?
     
  11. alicec

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    There have been several threads discussing SNP studies from this group, including earlier publicity about a potential diagnostic test.

    You will find them here, here, here, here and here.

    Much as I'd like to get excited about this grant the published SNP studies on which it appears to be building are abysmal. In their most recent publication, where they finally get the message about appropriate statistics, they negate everything that went before.

    I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting for this diagnostic test.
     
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