Woman sitting in a wheelchair on a busy sidewalk.

Part 1: Millions Missing in Mexico

In the first of a three-part series, people describe the challenges of living with neuroimmune diseases in Mexico. The science of these diseases is also discussed, and we try to understand why the latest science is not informing proper medical treatment. Versión en español • Versão em português By Eric Pyrrhus “On days when the symptoms are manageable, I walk

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Invisible Disability: A Tough Fight and a Big Win for Patients in Spain

In Spain, patients with neuroimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia or myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have been disgusted at their government’s refusal to recognize them as seriously disabled human beings. This week brought news of a big step forward. By Eric Pyrrhus Versión en español • Version française • Deutsche Version In 2019 the Spanish government agency that oversees

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Extracellular Vesicles and Micro-RNAs in ME/CFS

A conversation with Dr. Elisa Oltra and Dr. Jesus Castro By Eric Pyrrhus Versión en español In 2020, there were three different scientific publications about “extracellular vesicles” and four different scientific publications about “micro-RNAs” in myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). What exactly are extracellular vesicles and micro-RNAs and why are they both such exciting fields of research? A vesicle

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