Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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BCells and CFS--Discover Magazine "Big Ideas" Column

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by jenbooks, Apr 4, 2013.

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    thanks jen!
     
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    Maybe this explains why some of became ill during/after a severe 'flu'. There would have been a lot of B-cell mutation going on then which would have increased the chance of a mistake.
     
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    No, that is a misinterpretation. Bcells undergo the same evolutionary process whether its the common cold or a bad flu. They don't mutate more because of a flu. It isn't "harder" for them to develop antibodies to flu than other pathogens.
     
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