Discussion in 'ME/CFS research' started by Andy, Nov 24, 2018.
Open access at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S097594761730116X?via=ihub#bib1
hmm - the journal is called "journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine" is the article still of interest? (haven't had a chance to look at it yet)
I didn't know mice got ME!
Edit - just checked. Apparently mice get CFS from swimming a lot.
I make no claim that it is of interest, I post it so that everyone else can discuss it.
And I'm very grateful for you doing that, @Andy
Yep, there has been a number of studies that use the method of forcing mice to swim to exhaustion as a claimed sufficient proxy for ME.
But I thought we were all lazy and deconditioned? Are we all extreme sports adventurers now?
We are, it's the mice who aren't..
You have to feel sorry for the mice..... what a complete waste of time, energy and resources.
There's no internal consistency with some of these theories.
I have heard that there is an "ME engineered mouse" waiting to be funded and studied at a major Canadian university.
How do they know it is an ME mouse when we dont know what ME is yet?
The mouse swimming is a stress protocol, which suggests a priori presumptions about the nature of ME in relation to a psychological model.
This isn't science its advertising.
Its obviously a very poor analogue but I do wonder if there could be at least some relevancy, given how similar PEM can be to overtraining syndrome.
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