Brain Abnormalities Linked To Chronic Fatigue

People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are often told that their condition isn't real — that it's all in their head. It turns out this is true — but in a very literal sense. Researchers have learned that the brains of CFS patients have very specific brain abnormalities, a discovery that will lead to better… » 10/30/14 9:30am 10/30/14 9:30am

A heroic attempt to prove the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome fails

It's back to the drawing board for scientists seeking to find the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disabling disorder that affects over a million Americans. Recent work by biologists in 2009 and 2010 indicated a potential link with two mouse-related viruses, XMRV and pMLV. And indeed, the early indications… » 9/18/12 10:40am 9/18/12 10:40am

Science retracts controversial Chronic Fatigue Syndrome study without…

A scientific controversy of operatic proportions has reached a significant turning point today. The drama kicked off in 2009, with a publication in Science that reported a startling link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and a virus called XMRV. But today, following a partial retraction issued back in September, … » 12/22/11 11:05am 12/22/11 11:05am

Further proof that chronic fatigue syndrome is linked to viruses

Last year a scientific controversy was unleashed when a group of researchers reported that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome had traces of retrovirus in their bodies. Several follow-up studies found no such correlation between chronic fatigue and retroviruses, which are the same kind of viruses as HIV. » 8/23/10 5:00pm 8/23/10 5:00pm

Is Chronic Fatigue a Communicable Disease?

Though chronic fatigue syndrome is common, doctors still don't know what causes it. A study published today in Science, however, suggests the condition may be linked to human retrovirus (pictured). Does this mean you can catch chronic fatigue from somebody? » 10/08/09 1:23pm 10/08/09 1:23pm