Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc
 
 
Facebook
 
ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

Disclaimer

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
PDF Application Form (PDF, 159KB)
Why become a member?

Scientists Discover Some Kissing (Disease) Cousins

Friday 20 April 2018

 

From Australia's Science Channel:

 

Epstein-Barr virus
An Epstein-Barr virus erupts from an infected
immune cell, called a B lymphocyte.
(Credit: Analytical Imaging Facility at
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
)
 

Scientists discover some kissing (disease) cousins

Epstein-Barr virus is infamous for causing mononucleosis – aka the kissing disease – but its impact may be even more far reaching and damaging.

Topics: The Body
April 18, 2018
© 2018. Australia's Science Channel. All rights reserved.

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation in the US report that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), known as the virus that causes “mono” or glandular fever, also increases the risk of some people developing seven other major diseases, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.

In a far-reaching study they showed that a protein produced by EBV, called EBNA2, binds to multiple locations along the human genome that are associated with these diseases.

Their findings shed new light on how environmental factors, such as viral or bacterial infections, poor diet, pollution or other hazardous exposures, can interact with the human genetic blueprint and have disease-influencing consequences. However, they say its full impact could take years to explore.

 


Video courtesy of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

 

Full article…

 


Arrow right

More Multimedia

 


 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page