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The clinical value of cytokines in chronic fatigue syndrome, 2019, Asakawa et al

Discussion in 'ME/CFS research' started by Andy, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    Open access at https://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-019-1948-6
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  2. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Color me skeptical.

    "Hey, chief, should we, I don't know, validate that description?"
    "... nah"
  3. Ravn

    Ravn Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Aotearoa New Zealand
    I almost stopped reading here: "Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), was first reported in 1988" but skimmed through the rest.
    A review of existing cytokine studies, a bit muddled but not all bad.
    Looks a bit like a first attempt in the field. That impression is strengthened by this funding: "Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists".
    So maybe any criticism should be directed at their mentors, and some encouragement to try again but do better at the young ones.
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