Revisiting EBV

Nuno Sepúlveda and colleagues from a number of institutions (including Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) have recently published more results from their ME Research UK-funded study looking at whether antibody responses against Epstein-Barr virus can serve as biomarkers for ME/CFS. You can read a brief summary of […]

Revisiting IgG antibody reactivity to EBV in ME/CFS and its potential application to disease diagnosis

Researchers Nuno Sepúlveda, João Malato, Franziska Sotzny, Anna D Grabowska, André Fonseca, Clara Cordeiro, Luís Graça, Przemyslaw Biecek, Uta Behrends, Josef Mautner, Francisco Westermeier, Eliana M Lacerda & Carmen Scheibenbogen Institutes Warsaw University of Technology, Poland; Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; and others Publication Frontiers in Medicine, […]

Analysing antibody responses against EBV-derived antigens in ME/CFS

Principal investigators Dr Nuno Sepúlveda & Prof. Carmen Scheibenbogen Institutions London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Charité Universitätmedizin Berlin Start date October 2020 Funding This project is funded by ME Research UK with the financial support of The Fred and Joan Davies Bequest. Background and aim The emergence of so-called ‘long COVID’ has […]

Infections and ME/CFS

Although the exact reason ME/CFS develops remains unclear, infections from microorganisms that cause disease – pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and fungi – may provide a possible explanation. Recently, ME Research UK summarised two articles relating to viruses and ME/CFS: one which discussed the viral origins of ME/CFS, and another which considered what existing research tells […]

Viral origins of ME/CFS

The onset of ME/CFS has long been associated with viral-like illness. Although it is not currently known exactly which viruses are involved, those which cause glandular fever (Epstein-Barr virus), the mosquito-borne infection Ross River virus, and influenza have all been linked to the illness. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, research interest in the viral origins of ME/CFS […]

Immune differences in long COVID

A research team, funded in part by NIH’s RECOVER Initiative, has found significant differences in the immune cells of individuals with long COVID compared to those without. Many of aspects of the study findings align with previous research into ME/CFS. The study recruited more than 250 people, comprising of individuals who had been infected by […]

The role of the microbiome in ME/CFS and long COVID

Our bodies are home to trillions of microorganisms, predominantly bacteria along with other residents such as fungi and viruses. This collective community, known as the microbiome, plays a pivotal role in both health and disease. Due to advances in technology, we are learning more about the microbiome in relation to ME/CFS and long COVID. Usually, […]

Invest in ME Research conference – highlights part 1

The 15th Invest in ME Research International Conference took place on 2 June 2023 at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre, near Cambridge, UK, and ME Research UK attended. The conference provided the opportunity for researchers, clinicians, people with ME/CFS and carers to listen to the latest research and clinical developments relating to the disease. Those presenting […]

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