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P2P, or not P2P, that is the question

As the 16 January, 2015 deadline for responding to the controversial P2P draft report draws near, and in the interests of balance and representing the whole community, Phoenix Rising presents two differing views on how to react. Today, Clark Ellis flags up important content to critique and to praise in the report. In her article, Gabby Klein makes the case for protesting

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Dr. Kerr, I presume?

Clark Ellis brings us a rare interview with British researcher Dr. Jonathan Kerr who is now living in Colombia. Dr. Jonathan Kerr is regarded as one of Britain’s foremost myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) researchers, and an expert in microbiology, inflammation and genetics.Formerly of St. George’s University of London, he is now working at the Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud,

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Feds Under Review: CFSAC Live Webcast Oct 3rd and 4th

The bi-annual federal advisory committee (CFSAC) meeting for chronic fatigue syndrome is upon us. It’s intriguing to note that ME/CFS is one of the few disorders to have a federal advisory panel all to itself. CFSAC contains ex-officio officials who represent a variety of federal agencies (CDC, NIH, FDA, Social Security Administration and others), and ME/CFS professionals who provide recommendations


Immune Problems May Leave Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Adolescents Open To Infections

Cytokine expression profiles of immune imbalance in post-mononucleosis chronic fatigue. Broderick G, Katz BZ, Fernandes H, Fletcher MA, Klimas NG, Smith FA, O’Gorman MR, Vernon SD, Taylor R. J Transl Med. 2012 Sep 13;10(1):191. [Epub ahead of print] Broderick, Fletcher, Klimas, Vernon, Taylor… this big  NIH funded study was loaded with top ME/CFS researchers.  Similar to the Dubbo studies in Australia, the


CFIDS Association Aces First Round of Sanofi Challenge

The CFIDS Association of America’s research efforts have been nothing if not innovative since Suzanne Vernon took over the organizations research helm about five  years ago.  Dr. Vernon has ‘smushed’ (:)) separate research projects together to form multi-layered ones, funded efforts on Drug repurposing and cajoled researchers somehow into doing complete metabiome and epigenetic analyses all on quite  limited funding.


A Tribute To Rich Van Konynenburg

Long time chronic fatigue syndrome supporter and theorist, Rich Van Konynenburg died last night in his sleep. His wife Diana reported: “There is no easy way to say this, and this message is very difficult for me to write.  Rich died early this morning. It appears that he suffered a massive heart attack in his sleep. He did not have a