Queensland Scientists Make Chronic Fatigue Breakthrough

 

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From SBS Australia.

 

Chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers have been given new hope after Queensland researchers found strong evidence it is caused by a dysfunctional immune system.

Griffith University’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases identified a defective cell receptor that appeared to be central to the development of CFS and the related myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Queensland’s Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said the breakthrough was a world-first in this area of research.

“This discovery is great news for all people living with CFS and the related Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), as it confirms what people with these conditions have long known – that it is a ‘real’ illness – not a psychological issue,” she said on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

 

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