Saturday, June 25, 2016
Professor Hanson: further evidence against the ridiculous concept that ME/CFS is psychological
Professor Maureen Hanson: "our detection of a biological abnormality provides further evidence against the ridiculous concept that the disease is psychological in origin"
By Krishna Ramanujan, June 24, 2016, Cornell University:
Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria
In a study published June 23 in the journal Microbiome, the team describes how they correctly diagnosed myalgic encephalomyeletis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in 83 percent of patients through stool samples and blood work, offering a noninvasive diagnosis and a step toward understanding the cause of the disease.
“Our work demonstrates that the gut bacterial microbiome in ME/CFS patients isn’t normal, perhaps leading to gastrointestinal and inflammatory symptoms in victims of the disease,” said Maureen Hanson, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the paper’s senior author.
“Furthermore, our detection of a biological abnormality provides further evidence against the ridiculous concept that the disease is psychological in origin,”
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