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Gold Coast Researchers Make Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Breakthrough

Wednesday 22 February 2017

 

From Griffith University:

 

Dr Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
Dr Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
 

Gold Coast researchers make Chronic Fatigue Syndrome breakthrough

By Louise Durack
February 21, 2017

In a world first, Gold Coast researchers have made an important breakthrough in understanding the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said researchers from Griffith University’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) have found strong evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome was associated with a dysfunctional immune system.

“The research team, led by Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Professor Don Staines, have identified a dysfunctional cell receptor in the immune system which seems to be at the core of the problem,” Ms Enoch said.

“This discovery is great news for all people living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the related Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), as it confirms what people with these conditions have long known – that it is a ‘real’ illness – not a psychological issue.”

 

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