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Whittemore-Peterson Institute at the IACFS/ME Conference
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Cort Johnson reports that a presentation on the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease proved to be very popular at the 9th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference:
The IACFS/ME Conference II: the Hit of the Conference
Reno, Nevada: March 12-16, 2009
The Whittemore-Peterson Neuro-immune Institute was the hit of the conference. They appear to have more further quickly than any ME/CFS research effort has to date. One reason has been their decision to focus one subset. Dr. Peterson has conjectured that this subset - often referred to as the Incline Village Cohort - makes up somewhere around 20-30% of the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) population. This group typically has abnormal RNase L readings, poor NK cell functioning, increased pathogen loads and an acute infectious onset. Many are in the original Incline Village Cohort that thrust this disease into the media spotlight almost 25 years ago.
"The average chronic fatigue syndrome patient on the day they were tested had between 30-50 viruses; the average control had 3 or 4" – Dr. Daniel Peterson, 2008 Swedish Conference.
You can read the full article here:
In addition to that article, Cort Johnson has two other reports from the IACFS/ME Conference:
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