ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease has devastating effect on patients

Missing Link Found Between Brain, Immune System - Major Disease Implications

National Institutes Of Health Discovers Protective Effects Of Coffee

The dormant blood microbiome in chronic, inflammatory diseases

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

Association of lyme disease and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type: Is it inflammation mediated?

Adapt to Stress Naturally with These Power Herbs

Curcumin Made 65X More Bioavailable - Modern Take on a "Golden" Spice Busts Brain Fog, Joint & Body ...

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

Discovering Coffee's Unique Health Benefits

 
Print Page
Email Article

Part of Hutchins $10M goes to Columbia CFS infectious causes study

  [ 10 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 29, 2011


Recently established by a donation of more than $10 million from the Hutchins Family Foundation, the privately funded Chronic Fatigue Initiative (CFInitiative.org) is wasting no time bringing together experts from the world's leading medical research institutions - including Columbia, Harvard, Stanford and Duke Universities – to study the pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

The Initiative's initial phase of funding includes:

• Establishment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center of the Hutchins Family Fellowship in Infectious Disease, under the direction of Scott Hammer, MD, professor of epidemiology and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center.

• And, as announced on Sep 27, a "substantial grant" that establishes a CFS Pathogen Discovery and Pathogenesis Program at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The pathogenesis program will leverage the expertise of Columbia’s Center for Infection and Immunity, and will be led by CII director Ian Lipkin, MD, and CII translational research director Mady Hornig, MD.

"Dr. Hornig was the prime mover in designing the research plan and will be shepherding the CFI's research at the Center for Infection and Immunity," says Dr. Lipkin.

Specifically, Dr. Hornig will direct research on CFS biomarkers and pathogen discovery, with a focus on characterizing the causes of this enigmatic disorder.

• Scientists will examine samples from 200 patients and controls using state-of-the-art molecular techniques pioneered at CII. Patients will be recruited across the country from five clinical sites that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome.

• During the first part of the project, they will screen for already known pathogens thought to be associated with the disease.

• Then they will use unbiased genetic sequencing to help them identify any novel pathogens.

• CII scientists will also look at patients' host response profiles - the immune molecule and antibody signatures in their peripheral blood samples. This will enable researchers to get a comprehensive picture of what is happening in individual patients in relation to pathogens to which they may have been exposed and could lead to the identification of biomarkers for CFS.

Drs. Lipkin and Hornig will collaborate with the Hutchins Family Fellowship program, working with Dr. Hammer and Dr. Claire Gordon, the first Hutchins Family Fellow for Infectious Disease.

"This is a truly exciting opportunity to understand the causes of this often neglected disorder," says Dr. Hornig. "We hope our findings will lead to better diagnoses and the development of an effective treatment."

Source: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health news releae, Sep 27, 2011



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing