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.