Australian scientists prove Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is real and have discovered a test for it - The Gold Coast team has proven that patients with ME have lower levels of calcium coming into their cells, that their cells store less calcium and this is the basis of their illness. - Work is under way with a leading pathology company to refine the test and Professor Marshall Gradisnik says the test will be vital for the many thousands of patients who sometimes have to wait years for an explanation for their ill health. - Now the team is on the hunt for potential treatments for the disease. They are looking at blood pressure medications and other medicines that target receptors that bring calcium into cells. These are low cost medications that are already on the market and used for other diseases so we know they are safe to use and could quickly be bought to market for a new purpose.