CDC – New Research about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

CDC Webcast to Discuss New Research about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Original WebCast was on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11:45 AM Eastern

WHO: Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. William Reeves, CDC Lead Chronic Fatigue Syndrome scientist Dr. Suzanne Vernon, CDC Lead Chronic Fatigue Syndrome scientist

WHAT: Telephone briefing to discuss new research about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2006 11:45 a.m. ET Brief remarks followed by Q&A

BACKGROUND: CDC scientists will be discussing results from the largest clinical study of CFS patients to date published in the April issue of Pharmacogenomics. This research strongly suggests there are specific genes and gene activity that make some people more susceptible to having CFS, (e.g. their genetic makeup affects their body’s ability to adapt to change).

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