A new study found abnormalities in the white blood cells of kids with ME/CFS, suggesting they've been fighting off infection.
Professor Jill Belch, an expert in vascular medicine at Ninewells hospital in Dundee who led the latest research project, said: "What we've found are blood changes that suggest chronic inflammation.Meanwhile, the Whittemore Peterson Institute and Cerus Corporation presented data today at the 1st International Workshop on XMRV demonstrating the efficacy of Cerus's INTERCEPT Blood System. This is good news for the blood supply—the INTERCEPT Blood System inactivates MLV-related viruses in donated blood.
"This is important because it's showing an abnormality that we might be able to devise a treatment for, but it's also important because some people do suggest that ME is a disease of the mind and here we are showing that it is a disease of the body."
Speaking of the 1st International Workshop on XMRV ... Day two, Wednesday, September 8, is apparently when they focus on ME/CFS. You can watch the event live, starting at 5:15 p.m. EST.