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Update on Solve ME/CFS 2017 Funding - Prof Bergquist

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by bertiedog, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. bertiedog

    bertiedog Senior Member

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    I had this brief update sent through today by email and wasn't sure if their work had been discussed here. It looks very interesting to my rather unscientific eyes!

    Sailing Ahead: Interim Update from 2017 Ramsay Class Member Prof. Jonas Bergquist
    Reporting from a tall-ship cruiser, Prof. Bergquist (Uppsala University) tells us a bit more about the Ramsay-supported study he is navigating along with his co-Investigator Prof. Jonas Blomberg. The project is anticipated to wrap up at the end of this year.

    Prof. Jonas Bergquist teamed up with Prof. Jonas Blomberg at Uppsala University and the Gottfries Clinic in Sweden to investigate an autoimmunity pathogenesis (onset and development) of ME/CFS. The researchers are looking to build on evidence from past studies of a possible link between infection-triggered ME/CFS and metabolic dysfunction. As part of this Ramsay project, Prof. Blomberg published the explanatory disease model motivating this research in Frontiers in Immunology.

    Prof. Blomberg has already used serology (analyzing antibodies in blood) to look for indications of past infections in patients and the presence of autoantibodies (antibodies produced by the immune system that mistakenly target a person’s own tissues). For his part of the project, Prof. Bergquist has developed a method for in-depth screening of disturbances in the thyroid hormone regulation in ME/CFS patients. Thyroid hormones are involved in numerous physiological processes, including metabolic processes and immune function. Read the study abstract for their Ramsay project here and stay tuned for future updates.

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    Moof Senior Member

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    Really interesting article, thank you!
     
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    I'm very impressed with Bergquist and Blomber and am glad the SMCI are funding them

    You can find a blog on Blomberg's model at the Simmaron Research Foundation. It involves a really interesting gut hypothesis

    http://simmaronresearch.com/2018/09/autoimmune-model-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-begins-gut/

     
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    bertiedog Senior Member

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    I will definitely follow that up as my gut has become one of the major problems that I have on a daily basis.

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