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We have submitted our 2nd paper on diagnostics using Raman Microscopy, looking at healthy controls, Multiple Sclerosis (with co-morbid fatigue) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for publication, so we will be able to share this shortly.
L-form bacteria & Leaky gut (gut permeability)
We have been working on a new gut bacterial data set of 150 individuals including 43 ME/CFS patients in collaboration with the Dove clinic (Dr Julian Kenyon). The data is looking really interesting, highlighting gender and age differences on top of the expected differences in the different disease groups.
The potential clinical benefits of changing the gut microbiome are becoming more and more apparent with an exciting new paper published by the Dove clinic which looks at Gut Floral Replacement Therapy. A clinical trial in this area in ME/CFS is long overdue. Our new PhD student starting in 2021 will look in more detail at the leaky gut, plasma L-form pathogen load and gut microbiome interaction in ME/CFS, Chronic Lyme Disease and Long-COVID.
See a recent retrospective study by Dr Kenyon of both oral and faecal microbiome transplantation in ME/CFS here:
"A retrospective outcome study of 42 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 30 of whom had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Half were treated with oral approaches, and half were treated with Faecal Microbiome Transplantation"
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