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Discover Magazine - Have all of you seen cover page or am I just running way behind!!

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by August59, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Was cruising the magazine and book section at Walmart yesterday and my eyes found the cover of "Discover" magazine and it caught me very off guard with a top of the page headline - "Chronic Fatigue's Hidden Cause" pg. 72". At least on pg. 72 they did address things more correctly by using terms "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" and "Myalgia Encephalopathy",

    I haven't even read the whole article, but it appears that certain "B-cells" if treated with Rituximab will rid the patient of most of the common illnesses associated with these diseases. I haven't seen he word cure yet, so I'm going to fall short of that one.

    Was it common knowledge that this article was going to be published in a such a high profile magazine? I was under the impression that this treatment protocol had a long way to go yet! Am I wrong?
     
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  2. jenbooks

    jenbooks Guest

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    The article is not just about rituximab. (And yes, the CFS/ME community seems to have picked it up and reposted it widely, which is good). It's about the role of b-cells in autoimmunity, and how they work; the Fluge/Mella study suggests at least some CFS/ME might be due to autoimmunity driven by b-cell aberrations.
     
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  3. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Ok - I just wasn't sure and when I that on a magazine headliner it makes you a little like "Oh shxt".

    There was or is coming up a virology meeting and it seemed to have lot of information about viruses and the parts of the body it used for a reservoir and where they like to migrate and kill cells.

    Thanks
     
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    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Battery Muncher Senior Member

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    Whoa how did I miss this?

    Thanks for bringing it to the attention of those who missed it the first time around (e.g. me)!
     
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    Jacque Senior Member

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    Glad to hear the word is getting out...but Rituxan sure does not appear to be the answer for me..... ;(
     

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