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Potential test for chronic fatigue syndrome – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 5th, 2015.

Newly discovered biomarkers could form the basis of a long sought-after blood test for chronic fatigue sufferers. Chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) is a disabling disorder, in which symptoms range from extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating to headaches and muscle pain. However, to date there has been no reliable test to […]

Molecular biologist wins Rutherford Medal

Peter Griffin posted in on November 11th, 2010.

Biochemist Warren Tate, from Otago University, has won the country’s top scientific award – the Rutherford Medal – at last night’s Research Honours Dinner. Tate, who has been at Otago since 1968, is currently working with his team on a molecular which could help to treat Alzhemier’s, and is also researching chronic fatigue syndrome. Media […]

NZ Herald: Chronic fatigue cause unlocked

Peter Griffin posted in on November 30th, 2009.

Alice Neville of the New Zealand Herald reports that the previously-unknown cause of chronic fatigue syndrome has been found. Chronic fatigue syndrome, which affects 20,000 New Zealanders (and around 17 million people globally), has faced much skepticism over the years due to its invisible cause.  However, recent research suggests that a retrovirus may be to […]

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