Sunday, January 2, 2011


Principal Investigator, SPENCER, SHAWN D:

This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries.

The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. ABSTRACT Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) is a severely debilitating disorder for which there is presently no cure.

Treatment options are limited, and to date, no drugs have been developed specifically for CFIDS. Our long range research goals are

1) to understand fully the mechanisms of CFIDS disease progression, and
2) the development of improved therapeutic intervention strategies for CFIDS.

The etiology, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of immune dysfunction in CFIDS are all poorly understood; however there is growing evidence that Human Herpes Virus-6 (HHV-6) infection may play a role in CFIDS pathogenesis. Our hypotheses are: Read more>>

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