NIH Striving to Avoid False Hope in [ME/CFS]

NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD (Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today).

MedPage Today published an article last week about the grants for the NIH-funded ME/CFS Centers, including the one at The Jackson Laboratory.  In the interview, NIH Director Francis Collins discusses some of the history of the ME/CFS field, and how studies in the past brought false hope to the patient community because what seemed like great advances at the time were in fact unrelated to the disease. He is hopeful however that the three centers will bring new ideas and enthusiasm to push for progress in understanding this disease. It appears ME/CFS is garnering more attention, both from funding agencies and the scientific community, in hopes that this serious disease can be solved.

To read the full article on MedPage Today, click here. 

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