Anthony L. Komaroff, MD ME/CFS is defined exclusively by symptoms—subjective experiences that are hard to verify by objective testing. For that reason, since interest in ME/CFS began to grow in the 1980s, scientists have been looking for evidence of underlying objective abnormalities that might explain the symptoms. A recent review, published August 24, 2021, inContinue reading “Redox Imbalance: A Core Feature of ME/CFS and Acute COVID-19”
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ME/CFS Research: State of the Art, State of the Science
Written by Dr. Anthony Komaroff On June 7, 2021, Drs. Lipkin and Komaroff published an article in Trends in Molecular Medicine on the state of ME/CFS research in the wake of COVID-19. An illness like ME/CFS has been described in the medical literature for several hundred years. Yet, when interest in the illness resurfaced inContinue reading “ME/CFS Research: State of the Art, State of the Science”
CfS for ME/CFS Drs. Komaroff and Bateman participate in MEAction Presser
On March 25, #MEAction hosted a telepresser featuring a panel of experts uniquely positioned to speak to how long COVID is being informed by the research on myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Long haulers are overwhelmingly reporting symptoms that resemble ME/CFS at six months, and researchers are expecting the number of people withContinue reading “CfS for ME/CFS Drs. Komaroff and Bateman participate in MEAction Presser”
Will There Be a Post-COVID-19 Form of ME/CFS?
By Dr. Anthony Komaroff Will some people who get COVID-19 subsequently develop ME/CFS? After all, many people with ME/CFS say that their illness began with some kind of infection: “a virus,” “a flu,” “a bad cold.” When it started, their illness didn’t feel that different from similar illnesses in the past, so no tests wereContinue reading “Will There Be a Post-COVID-19 Form of ME/CFS?”
A microbe hunter turns to ME/CFS: Ian Lipkin presents at the CDC
The following is a transcript of Dr. Lipkin’s talk at the CDC in September. You can watch the full lecture here: Transcript 21:19 This is actually how I got into this field, I was invited by Brian Mahy, who many of you will remember, and Jim Dobbins who some of you may remember, because ofContinue reading “A microbe hunter turns to ME/CFS: Ian Lipkin presents at the CDC”
You asked, we answered!
In December 2019, we asked our audience to send us questions they would want a ME/CFS expert to answer. Here are some of the questions we received from the community: