Griffith University

ME/CFS Economic Cost: $14.5B Each Year


  By Eddie Ngaluafe in Griffith News.   Griffith University research has calculated the cost of the debilitating illness myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) at $14.5 billion each year in Australia. Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, co-director of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), says the figure shows the significant economic toll on patients and the broader […]

Researchers discover potential therapeutic approach to treat ME / CFS

Research Study

    By Carley Rosengreen in Griffith News.   Researchers have discovered the pharmacological drug, Naltrexone, significantly restored the function of faulty receptors associated with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).  Researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University led the research, which has been published in Frontiers in Immunology.  […]

Drug Hoped To Treat CFS Causes Impaired Immune Function, Griffith Study Says


  B Louise Durack in Griffith News.   Reports that a drug used to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer could also treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have been refuted by a new Griffith University study. To be published in BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, the study by Griffith’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases(NCNED) concluded that the use of Rituximab […]

National Centre For Neuroimmunology And Emerging Diseases – Australia


    From Griffith University.   Major improvement in the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is expected following the award of $4 m in funding to one of Australia’s foremost authorities on the condition. Professors Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Don Staines and Dr Samantha Johnston from the National Centre For Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) at […]

Screening Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On Its Way


  By Louise Durack of Griffith University in Australia.   Ground-breaking research at Griffith University into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is leading the way for the development of a new screening tool for the condition. The research team from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has identified new […]

Griffith University Claims Breakthrough On Diagnostic Blood Test In CFS


  Australian scientists announce they have made a breakthrough in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome testing, now looking for partners to bring a diagnostic test to market. An ABC radio interview with Australian scientists at Queensland’s Griffith University reveals they have identified new markers on white blood cells which can be used to screen patients. Patient Lyn Wilson, Professor […]

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