Ken (who used to moderate the yahoo group CFSFMExperimental) came back this morning to post his thoughts on this new discovery. I'm not sure if one needs to be a member of the yahoo group to read his post, but thought it would be worthwhile posting the link just the same: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CFSFMExperimental/message/128696 Although Ken sought out treatment very early, he was ill for over a year and a half, and has been well for about 8-9 years now -- full of energy. His wife also was ill -- for over 17 years, with some strong MCS involvement, and is now at what she considers about 95% remission/recovered -- for about the last year and a half. One of their two daughters also has CFS, and is still not well, but doing substantially better...I believe at about 65-70%. I'll actually be seeing them on Friday, so can post an update/more details on the weekend. d.