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NIH Launches Study Seeking Answers On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Monday 1 May 2017


From STAT:


NIH Director Francis Collins, left, and Brian Vastag
NIH Director Francis Collins, left, and Brian Vastag.
(Photo: NIH)

NIH launches study seeking answers on chronic fatigue syndrome

By BOB TEDESCHI @bobtedeschi
April 27, 2017
© 2017 STAT

A scientific study of one of medicine’s most vexing mysteries, chronic fatigue syndrome, launched recently, and it includes a patient whose emotional plea to NIH Director Francis Collins helped trigger the initiative.

Brian Vastag, 45, a former science writer and Washington Post reporter who, in mid-2015, penned an open letter to Collins seeking more funding for the disorder, traveled last week from his home in Kauai to Bethesda, Md. On Monday, he joined a group that will grow to more than 100 people undergoing a battery of tests aimed at one day finding a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.


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