Oct. 26, 2011 New research shows ME/CFS may be an autoimmune disease. A breakthrough in treatment for ME/CFS causes temporary remission and leads researchers to say ME/CFS may be an autoimmune disease.
Sept. 15, 2011 Venture philanthropy brings over $10 million to CFS research. A new approach in the CFS research history of physicians working together to find answers to the disease.
May 27, 2011 The functional status and well being of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and their carers ME/CFS is disabling and has a greater impact on functional status and well being than other chronic diseases such as cancer.
May 26, 2011 ME/CFS patients demonstration in San Francisco. Despite their severe disability, patients staged a demonstration asking for clinical trials and more research funding.
May 12, 2011 Local Man Battles Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 13 WHAM television news story in New York covers story of Ben Di Pasquale and his statement read before the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Includes statements about problems with the CDC website.
April 26, 2011 Better care for ME is a step closer in Norfolk. UK charity sets out to fund biomedical research into the illness, despite the biases of the UK government.
March 5, 2011 An Illness That’s Hard To Live With – Or Define Wall Street Journal
March, 5, 2011 The Puzzle of Chronic Fatigue Wall Street Journal
Feb. 23, 2011 New Study On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CBS News – Researchers have found protein indicators that could be a result of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Michelle Miller reports on the promising study.
Jan 3, 2011 The Lingering Mystery of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The New York Times
Jan 3, 2011 Exhausted by Illness, and Doubts The New York Times – Reports on the difficulties of interpreting the science of XMRV.
Dec. 22, 2010 XMRV and CFS: It’s Not the End Vincent Racaniello’s Virology Blog – Dr. Vincent Racaniello draws the conclusion that although the retrovirology papers point out how identification of XMRV from human specimens can be complicated by contamination, they are not saying the previous studies were compromised.
Nov. 28, 2010 – Validation in a virus? Newsweek – For years, chronic-fatigue syndrome has been dismissed by the medical establishment. Now researchers may be closing in on a culprit.
Nov. 1, 2010 – “UK ME Sufferers Banned from Donating” DEMOTIX – Reports on patients’ public protest and UK ban on ME blood donations.
Oct. 11, 2010 – “Talking about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” White House Chronicle – (Go four minutes into the video). Reports on severe disability of illness, lack of appropriate government funding, gender bias and Canadian ME/CFS blood donations.
Sept. 21, 2010 – “The Awful Disease Washington Forgot” White House Chronicle – Reports on unequal government research funding, 1980s clusters and patients now applying political pressure.
Sept. 14, 2010 – “Local Family Feels Vindicated by Breakthrough Research” Mountain Express – Reports on boy who was taken from his family because parents were falsely accused of neglect.
August 23, 2010 – Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class New York Times -A second research team has reported a link between the fatigue syndrome and the same class of virus, a category known as MLV-related viruses.
April 4, 2010 – “Potential Risk to the Blood Supply” The Wall Street Journal – Safety of blood supply questioned, NIH funded group looking for effective test, up to 10 million possibly infected.
January 31, 2010 – Jeremy Vine: My Admiration for Kay Gilderdale – Panorama presenter Jeremy Vine recalls his emotional meetings with Kay Gilderdale before and after she was cleared of attempting to murder her ill daughter, Lynn.
January 30, 2010 – They told dying daughter she was lying ME Mother Criona Wilson talks to the Sunday Times.
Nov. 11, 2009 – “A Big Splash from an Upstart Medical Center” The New York Times – Reports on XMRV discovery in ME/CFS patients, the Whittemore Peterson Institute’s history and the Whittemore family’s motivation in creating it.
May 30, 2008- “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome No Longer Seen as Yuppie Flu” The New York Times - Reports on CDC mishandling ME/CFS research funding, an inadequate name, changing research diagnostic criteria and mistakenly including people with other illnesses.
1996 – “Sick and Tired” ABC “Primetime Live” – Reports on history of CFS in US, 1980s Outbreaks, CDC negligence – possible cover-up, CDC not listening to doctors or patients, ME/CFS disabling symptoms, abnormal MRI scans, like AIDS and that the cause is likely a retrovirus.