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Has this been replicated, and if not, why not?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by msf, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24665088

    I couldn´t find a thread on it, but it seems to me that this study should definitely have been replicated with a larger sample size.

    I was going to say it would disprove Wessely and co. at a stroke, but a.) they beliefs are already discredited in the minds of intelligent people, and b.) they would probably say that ME patients are activating the astrocytes with either bad thoughts or some kind of voodoo.
     
  2. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    An expanded and refined study should be underway (by the same team) as per the April 2004 article by @Simon :

    http://phoenixrising.me/archives/24936?preview_id=24936

    Of course it would be better if these results were confirmed independently but I'm not aware of any other researchers currently looking at this.
     
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  3. Gijs

    Gijs Senior Member

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    There are some researchers who are doing the same study. But one of them is Loyd from Australia. I think they want to disprove these results.
     
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    Gemini Senior Member

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  5. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Doesn't time fly :)

    Many thanks.
     
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  6. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

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    Time flys in not a good way, where is our progress?!

    GG
     

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