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German venture suggests hope for diagnostic test development: Peptides

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Firestormm

    Firestormm

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    You know, I have no idea what this 'peptide' is all about, and need to find out more, but to have the Germans on board appears to me a positive development generally speaking. From memory I haven't heard much positive news from Germany in regard to CFS/ME.

    Any further information on Peptides and CFS/ME would be much appreciated. Danke :)
     
  2. Firestormm

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    Just heard that Professor Carmen attended the OMI-MERIT meeting in New York last year. Will need to look a little closer at this venture methinks but it's a positive development - can't say more than that at the moment.
     
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I agree - think what they did to Skoda cars! :)

    I think it's in Germany that low blood pressure is recognised as a medical problem, as opposed to in the UK where "it can't be too low". I think different countries have different expertise and attitudes on all sorts of things and to have one more country in the mix contributing to research is a good thing.
     
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  4. Firestormm

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    This may I suppose have greater relevance the closer you are to the point of diagnosis - if you see what I mean - but a diagnostic test based on 'peptides' could indicate a continuing problem with one's immune system. Doesn't go as far as treatment options of course - but hell - it might help better determine what route a patient should take and perhaps be an aid for prognosis.

    I need to look more into this 'peptide' malarkey. Not to forget this is a (presumably) biotech firm with commercial interests that will benefit from speculation.

    As a former (in my youth) owner of a skoda (before the make-over) I can personally testify to the important of German engineering and design (though I think the redesign was British or involved a British designer - can't remember). Anyway, Skoda's today are by far an improvement on the skip wot I was forced to drive and suffer ignomy for my decision. Not that I had much choice :)
     
  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I bought a post-takeover Skoda and can give a big thumbs-up to its build quality. Glad I missed the Cold War version.

    I think diagnosis and treatment are so interlinked, especially given our subgroup issues. Progress in one has got to mean progress in the other.
     
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  6. peggy-sue

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    The Dundee group have found evidence of a chronic ongoing inflammatory response in both adults and children,
    (Khan and Belch) I think this is a really positive thing, Firestorm - thanks for posting!

    (We had a post-war Skoda for years and years too. And a *wonderful* holiday in Augsberg and Munich - everybody was so friendly and welcoming and helpful. Germany, interestingly, has a low differential between the highest and lowest paid. They have a high regard for quality - for everybody.)
     
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  7. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Most of this article is above my intellectual level, but these sound good.

    ME/CFS certainly has high and unmet diagnostic and therapeutic need.
     
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  8. Firestormm

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    Yeah mine too, Blue. Am such a dunce these days :) I take it all with a pinch of salt. I mean it's a 'good' development. We are seemingly moving in the 'right' direction i.e. towards some sort of biomarker. How we get there and how good it is is in the lap (or lab) of the gods :) :)

    Excuse me do, am in a 'funny' mood this morrow.
     
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