Searching for ME/CFS biomarkers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid

ResearcherDr Bo Bertilson
InstitutionBragée Clinics, Sweden
Start dateApril 2023
Funded byME Research UK
AimsDr Bertilson and colleagues are using a technique called mass spectrometry to search for biomarkers of ME/CFS in blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid samples from people with the disease. The team will use state-of-the-art methods to analyse proteins and metabolites in the samples, with the aim of identifying a profile of these molecules that is characteristic of ME/CFS and can help identify people with the disease. Proteins perform many critical roles in the body, while metabolites are produced during chemical processes. Identifying biomarkers of ME/CFS could improve diagnosis of the disease, as well as highlighting potential new treatment options.

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