Origins of the Damning Label, "Extremist"
In 2011, Simon Wessely began whining about death threats. The UK press loved it, but the word extremist lingers to this day
Failure to Fund, Part Six
The government spends over $26 BILLION domestically on AIDS every year. Last year, NIH devoted $15 million to ME, equivalent to .05 percent of yearly AIDS spending.
Failure to Fund, Part Four
After more than two years, six ME patients are enrolled for study at an NIH institute with a $1.4 billion annual budget.
Failure to Fund, Part Five
An investigative journalist writing in 1992 lays it out: the government lied about AIDS and AIDS spending for years, engaging in fear mongering and alarmism to accrue money.
Failure to Fund, Part Two
What about the name ME is so radioactive? Why does the government desperately want to rename it? Does it have to do with ME outbreaks of earlier decades?
Failure to Fund, Part Three
A convent somewhere in space: an outbreak of ME and the NIH scientist who failed to publish on it in favor of preventing "public panic." The hypocrisy of NIH scientists in action.
We're Sorry...apologies from the Centers for Disease Control
A fantasy version of what an apology from the CDC for its actions during the last thirty-five years would look like: funny, and a roadmap for the litigious-minded
David Bell, Part Two: Low Blood Volume in Myalgic Encephalomeylitis--Shocking
Are the time-honored values of clinical observation and logic driving ME research? David Bell's research on low blood volume in ME.
An introduction to Dr. David Bell
"I can't wait to tell my farmers they have the Yuppie flu," were among the first words David Bell of Lyndonville, NY said to me when I met him in 1987.
Anatomy of a Missed Opportunity, Part Two
Congress has the ability, (Rep. Jerrold) Nadler said, to "mandate that [CDC] research CFS as a contagious, viral disease." How Nadler tried to help tame the CDC in 1996.
New Kind of Analysis Yields Promise of Diagnostic Test
A close look at the implications of the new paper, published on July 31, on cytokine expression in ME by Jose Montoya and Mark Davis.
The Quiet Scientist: Maureen Hanson
She is the tall, unassuming scientist whose polished delivery style sets her apart. A story of perseverance, dedication and love.