The NIH Clinical Center Trial on ME/CFS Gets on Medpage

Cort

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Medpage did a good story on the advocates call and the NIH Intramural study way...

Some highlights.

Good for Medpagetoday :)
NIH Gears Up for First-Ever Chronic Fatigue Study


"We believe that this study in the world-class clinical center of NIH has the opportunity to provide some new insights that could be transformative for all of those who suffer from this condition," Collins stated.

Nath explained in his CDC presentation that being able to reproduce these abnormalities found in patients "would be a major step towards identifying the cause and the pathophysiology of the illness and for developing a variety of treatments for these patients."

Koroshetz, who is coordinating a Trans-NIH working group, pointed out that the NIH is currently determining strategic focus areas, and will be issuing requests for applications focused on ME/CFS from universities and companies outside of NIH.

"I think it's going to take an army of really good researchers to solve this problem," he said.
 

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