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

Trending News

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

 
Print Page
Email Article

DNA Blood Test is Promising CFS Diagnostic Approach

  [ 17 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • October 12, 2011


The success of this test encourages larger studies of its predictive value and possible ability to identify patients who may respond to Ampligen® 

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc., (developer of the drug Ampligen) presented new data from a study involving an investigational blood test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) at the IACFS/ME Conference held September 22-25, in Ottawa.

The test is based on Chronix Biomedical, Inc.'s technology, which analyzes DNA released into the bloodstream by dying and damaged cells and has the potential to detect genomic alterations unique to diseased cells.

Previously, Chronix utilized Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to generate sufficient DNA sequences to provide the statistical power to identify alterations in blood DNA from patients with breast and prostate cancer vs. normal healthy controls.

The aim of this recent CFS study was to find signature DNA sequences from patients with CFS compared to healthy controls:

• With respect to their diagnostic predictive value,

• As well as to potentially provide new insight into CFS biology.

DNA extracted from serum samples of CFS subjects and normal healthy controls was sequenced and compared to the human genome.

A total of about 10,000 high quality sequence reads were generated from each serum sample - and four genes were identified by Multivariate Regression that separated CFS patients from the normal control group with a c-value of 0.95.

These results support additional studies with a larger CFS cohort using more powerful Massively Parallel Sequencing platforms with the aim of reduction to validated clinical assays:

• For the diagnosis and evaluation of CFS,

• And to explore whether the technology can be used to identify how different persons with CFS will respond to Hemispherx's experimental drug Ampligen.

Chronix and Hemispherx previously announced (March 3, 2011) the filing of a joint patent application for a blood test for CFS based on this technology. Chronix and Hemispherx are currently planning to validate the ability of the approach to identify how different persons with CFS can respond to Hemispherx's experimental drug Ampligen.

Note: The blood test for CFS is still experimental in nature and has not been evaluated by any regulatory agency. It is currently limited to investigational use.

Source: Hemispherx Biopharma press release, Sep 26, 2011




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments Post a Comment

Track record
Posted by: Kelly Latta
Oct 17, 2011
The problem with this company is that they don't have a very good track record. And tests are only as good as the definition used to define the cohort showing the markers.
Reply Reply
 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health
Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10
Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map