A Personal Crusade
A Personal Crusade
Meet Stanford University’s Ronald W. Davis, who pivoted his research to study myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome after doctors diagnosed his son with the disorder.
A Personal Crusade
A Personal Crusade

Meet Stanford University’s Ronald W. Davis, who pivoted his research to study myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome after doctors diagnosed his son with the disorder.

Meet Stanford University’s Ronald W. Davis, who pivoted his research to study myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome after doctors diagnosed his son with the disorder.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Book excerpt from <em>The Puzzle Solver</em>
Book excerpt from The Puzzle Solver
Tracie White | Jan 5, 2021
In Chapter 3, “The Adventure,” author Tracie White meets Whitney Dafoe, a young man imprisoned by a chronic disease.
A Geneticist&rsquo;s Quest to Understand His Son&rsquo;s Mysterious Disease
A Geneticist’s Quest to Understand His Son’s Mysterious Disease
Tracie White | Jan 1, 2021
Ronald Davis of Stanford University changed his focus to research on ME/CFS, the disease formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in a bid to help his son and others like him.
Blood MicroRNA Patterns Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Blood MicroRNA Patterns Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2020
A finding of distinct patterns of gene-regulating RNA snippets in the blood of ME/CFS patients in response to a stress test could pave the way for a diagnostic tool for the condition and help untangle its underlying mechanisms.
Infographic: What is ME/CFS?
Infographic: What is ME/CFS?
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking renewed efforts to study the underlying causes of this complex, debilitating disease, which might be triggered by the novel coronavirus.
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 17, 2020
A handful of viruses have been associated with long-term, debilitating symptoms in a subset of those who become infected. Early signs hint that SARS-CoV-2 may do the same.
Stressed Blood Cells Could Be a Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue
Stressed Blood Cells Could Be a Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue
Shawna Williams | Apr 29, 2019
In a small study, researchers devise a test that could distinguish healthy people from those with the syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.
NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness
NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness
Tanya Lewis | Jun 14, 2016
It has been more than seven months since the National Institutes of Health pledged increased funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research. Here is how some of that money will be put to use.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reframed
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reframed
Kerry Grens | Feb 11, 2015
To more accurately reflect the condition, the Institute of Medicine recommends renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher to Publish Book
Chronic Fatigue Researcher to Publish Book
Bob Grant | Mar 12, 2014
Judy Mikovits, the controversial researcher who claimed to establish a link between chronic fatigue syndrome and a virus, has coauthored a book set to publish in May.
Surprise XMRV Retraction
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 21, 2012
The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.
Chronic Fatigue Case Dropped
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2012
The criminal charges that had been brought upon chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits for stealing data from her former employer have been dropped.
Institute Keeps Chronic Fatigue Grant
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 9, 2012
The Institute whose now-retracted research linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a viral pathogen will keep its $1.5 million grant.
More Trouble for Nevada Institute
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 31, 2012
The founders of the Institute that housed chronic fatigue researcher Judy Mikovits are being sued for embezzlement.
Court Rules Against Mikovits
Court Rules Against Mikovits
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The infamous chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits loses the first round of a civil suit filed against her by her former employer.
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Tia Ghose | Dec 19, 2011
A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Mikovits Extradition Delayed
Tia Ghose | Nov 23, 2011
The controversial chronic fatigue researcher will not be extradited to face felony charges for at least a month.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2011
Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.
Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2011
A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 4, 2011
Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.