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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of, and finding treatments for, complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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    Defining post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) by an epigenetic biosignature in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (Nikesjo et al, 2022)

    Abstract Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) has been defined as symptoms persisting after clearance of a COVID-19 infection. We have previously demonstrated that alterations in DNA methylation (DNAm) status persist in individuals who recovered from a COVID-19 infection, but it is currently...
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    Long-COVID and CFS/ME are not MCAS

    The inducement for this post is the growing publicity of the theory that Long-COVID is just a simple disease in disguise, such as MCAS, and that there is a quick solution around the corner. For MCAS, a low histamine diet would be a simple fix to all the problems. This is the subtext of the...
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    Changes in DNA methylation profiles of [ME/CFS] patients reflect systemic dysfunctions (Helliwell et al. 2020)

    A new scientific publication on epigenetics from Warren Tate's group: https://clinicalepigeneticsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13148-020-00960-z Epigenetics: The field of epigenetics looks at types of modifications that a cell makes to its DNA, without changing the coding for...
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    Meet The Scientist – Professor Jo Nijs

    Jo Nijs is a Professor of Physiotherapy at the Vrije University of Brussels, Belgum and a manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels. He is holder of the Chair, ‘Exercise Immunology and Chronic Fatigue in Health and Disease’ at the Vrije University of Brussels created by the research...