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NIH Funds Chicago-Based Study Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Mono In College Age Students

Friday 17 January 2020


From DePaul University in the US:


Leonard A. Jason
Leonard A. Jason is a DePaul University psychology
professor who has studied chronic fatigue syndrome
primarily in adults for the past 30 years. He also is
director of the Center for Community Research in
DePaul's College of Science and Health.
(Photo: DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

DePaul University and Lurie Children’s Hospital lead research to uncover underlying mechanisms of disease by examining connections with infectious mononucleosis

DePaul University Press Release
January 16, 2020
© 2001-2020 DePaul University.

CHICAGO — Pathophysiological underpinnings of the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are still poorly understood, according to Leonard A. Jason, a DePaul University psychology professor who has studied chronic fatigue syndrome primarily in adults for the past 30 years.

“We need to know what causes one of the most debilitating health conditions, which is ME/CFS. The best way to figure this out is to identify healthy individuals and then observe what occurs when they are infected with something that might be triggering the disease, such as a virus, like Epstein-Barr virus, the cause of infectious mononucleosis, then to see who recovers and who does not and why,” said Jason, a principal investigator of a new five-year, $2.8 million study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health.

“This study may help identify risk factors that make certain individuals more likely to develop ME/CFS after an infection and may provide additional insights into biological causes of this debilitating disease,” said Vicky Whittemore, program director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


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