Participants in an NIH study are being pushed to the limit of their physical capacity to determine what causes myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, and patient advocacy group Solve ME/CFS Initiative is establishing a registry to collect medical information and biologic samples for research. Nearly 500 patients have volunteered to participate in the NIH study, which involves more than a week in a hospital for brains scans, blood and genetic tests, sleep analyses, a spinal tap and gut bacteria tests for the eligibility screening phase alone.
Sign up for FasterCures SmartBrief
Medical research news
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.