New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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Models Suggesting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is “Amenable to Intervention” Provide Hope: Dr. Broderick

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Sasha, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Snow Leopard Senior Member

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    I generally look forward to Broderick's published papers as they are generally both interesting and original, but all of the models so far have left me wanting, with respect to whether they actually represent reality - some of the assumptions and implications are unlikely suggesting to me that the model does not reflect the disease. They recently produced a paper that modelled some loops that was hypothesised to lead to onset of CFS and the most interesting part about it too me anyway, was that it predicted the kinetics - two cases, both relapse/remitting and a sort of dormant period before a sharp onset. But change the name of the variables to another system and you will have the same sort of behaviour and kinetics - so it doesn't really prove that the model matches reality, simply that the model could represent a real system.
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Tantalizing quotes from the article.

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    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I've always believed this. If we can solve this illness, it will pave the way to solve others, probably others previously considered unsolveable.
     
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