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Signature Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In Blood Suggests Disease Is The Body Going Into Hibernation

Wednesday 31 August 2016


From UK newspaper The Telegraph:


Woman sleeping

Scientists find signature of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in blood which suggests disease is the body going into hibernation

By Telegraph Reporters
30 August 2016
© Telegraph Media Group Limited 2016

A chemical signature of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome suggests the disease may be caused by the body going into a semi-hibernation state, a study has said.

New research has revealed a chemical signature of the disease in the blood of those with ME. Scientists from the University of California claim it is similar to a state found in nematode worms called dauer, where the metabolism adjusts to a difficult environment by slowing down.


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