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Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the duodenum of individuals diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis are uniquely immunoreactive to antibodies to human endogenous retroviral proteins.

Authors: De Meirleir KL, Khaiboullina SF, Frémont M, Hulstaert J, Rizvanov AA, Palotás A, Lombardi VC Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23422476 Publication: In Vivo. 2013 Mar-Apr;27(2):177-87. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating illness of unknown etiology characterized by neurocognitive dysfunction, inflammation, immune abnormalities and gastrointestinal distress. An increasing body of evidence suggests that disruptions in the gut may [...]

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NVCBR collaborators find disturbed immune function in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), consistent with a growing body of evidence supporting immunopathology in ASD.


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NVCBR collaborative study finds genetic differences associated with core ME/CFS symptoms including poor immunity and infection control and disordered sleep.


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Post Treatment Lyme (Chronic Lyme disease)

Post-treatment Lyme disease (PTLD) or chronic Lyme disease is the name for a group of chronic symptoms that may occur after taking the antibiotic treatment for an acute episode of Lyme disease.  Ticks carry multiple bacterial pathogens in their saliva including Borrelia, the pathogen which causes Lyme disease.   They transmit these infections to humans by [...]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

The CDC defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (“ME”) affects approximately 1 in 400 and four times as many women as men. It usually occurs after an acute infection, although it has also manifested itself after other serious physical insults to the body. The disease has many definitions, but most agree that it is characterized by a profound fatigue and [...]

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