ME/CFS research is becoming something of a growth field. After a Health Rising Forums member visited the lab of the one of the newest researchers to enter the field, Dr. Robert Naviaux, and came away excited at the possibilities his work presents, it was time for a deeper look at Dr. Naviaux.
Find out more about the “mitochondria man” in ME/CFS research in
An Eye on “The Mitochondria Man” : Robert Naviaux and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
I wonder how Professor Garth Nicolson’s research ties into this?
Didn’t he develop a supplement to provide lipid replacement for damaged mitochondria? Not getting to the very bottom of things but seems to be somewhat on point.
Some have reported improvement with this therapy and others either no improvement or adverse reaction.
Cort, how familiar are you with Nicolson’s research? I’m guessing it doesn’t have the same scope as Naviaux’s. But it would seem that anything that helps repair mitochondria might help to remediate the problem.
I know he developed something – NT something? – it did seem to help some and not others. Haven’t heard of Nicolson in quite some time. I imagine that it would be good to try…
I thought it was interesting that Nicolson was recently interviewed along with Hornig and Montoya in the ME/CFS article in the Guardian.
Don’t know if he’s got anything new shaking.
I am soon to get my blood drawn for the Naviaux study. Because of the funding difficulties, this study has faced significant delays. Right now the projected date of completion is July 2017, but I think that this is overly optimistic. Nevertheless, I think that this study promises big advances in our knowledge about the pathophysiology of ME/CFS.
Dr. Naviaux has recruited the participants in this study from Dr. Cheney’s patient cohoort, so study participants represent the patient population from all over the US, and are generally sicker than average. The study is a larger scale study modeled on an earlier preliminary study of Dr. Gordon’s California patients. Drs. Naviaux, Gordon, and Cheney will all be involved in writing up the results. As a patient of Dr. Cheney’s, I know that he is very excited by Dr. Naviaux’s work.
Please make a monetary donation to Dr. Naviaux’s lab if you can possibly do so.
Yes, indeed. Thanks for sharing that.