Category Archives: Research

President Obama Lives Up to His Promise

On April 21, 2011 I posted about a town hall meeting in which President Obama promised Courtney Miller to look into ME/CFS research at the NIH. Today, Cort Johnson of Phoenix Rising reports that, in a letter addressed to Courtney Miller last … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Publishes Study on the Amygdala Retraining Technique

A recently published study concludes that the amygdala retraining technique may be an effective treatment for ME/CFS and FM. The Amygdala Retraining program was developed by researcher and therapist, Ashok Gupta. It is based on brain plasticity and employs the power of the … Continue reading

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CAA researchers discuss latest ME/CFS research on radio show

The CFIDS Association of America (CAA)  was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1987 by Marc Iverson who became abruptly ill with ME/CFS in 1979. Research to discover possible causes and treatments for ME/CFS has been a priority for the CAA. … Continue reading

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Judy Mikovits Arrested Last Friday

At the end of September we learned that Dr. Judy Mikovits was fired from her post as research director at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI) in Reno, Nevada. Then we found out that Mikovits was accused of … Continue reading

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Two Norwegian Researchers Discover Drug Against ME/CFS

The reputation of ME/CFS research has suffered a pummelling thanks to XMRV. Recently, though, the results of a double-blind placebo-controlled Phase II trial of a drug called Rituximab were published in PLoS (Public Library of Science). The small trial produced … Continue reading

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Dr. Mikovits fired by the WPI

On September 29, Dr. Judy Mikovits was fired from her job as research director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI), a private organization in Reno, Nevada, devoted to CFS research and treatment. With the discovery of XMRV … Continue reading

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President Obama promises to look into ME/CFS research at the NIH

At the Reno, Nevada Town Hall meeting on April 21 Courtney Miller, whose husband Robert has ME/CFS, asks President Obama if there’s a way for the NIH to have more research money directed towards ME/CFS. President Obama promises to have … Continue reading

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