Cellular Energy Production Takes Big Hit In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Study

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By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.

 

The two-day exercise study results suggest that the ability to produce energy after exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is blunted, and the search is on to identify blockages in cellular energy that could explain that.  Lead by Cara Tomas, Julia Newton and company have stepped into the fray with the first published “Seahorse” ME/CFS study that I’m aware of.

Agilent’s Seahorse machine is, for the first time, making it easy for researchers to study cellular energetics.  During a recent trip to Nancy Klimas’s lab at Nova Southeastern (she has one) Dr. Deth exclaimed at how the Seahorse has greatly expanded researchers ability to put cells under stress and measure their energy production. With at least five ME/CFS studies using the machine, the Seahorse is a case of technology evolving at just the right time to benefit ME/CFS research.

 

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