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Unraveling the mystery of ME/CFS (FR)

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS News' started by rvallee, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Some local news for once! A rare thing in Canada. Not much groundbreaking stuff in the article but it's a fair and generally accurate portrayal, centered on Dr Moreau's work on twin studies, with a personal account of one of the twins affected by ME.

    Moreau's team is comparing the twins' mRNA, going to the affected one's house to get the samples and measuring all sorts of stuff. No small feat since she lives about 1.5h away from where Moreau works. Great dedication.

    My only beef is the mention that it mostly affects women in their 40s, 50s and 60s. It's a pretty meaningless factoid to use current age rather than onset age, which is more typically in the 20s. It would have been great if it included the fact that the government is utterly useless, not providing a single dollar of combined resources, and that medical care is nonexistent for all practical purposes but overall pretty good.

    Original: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/recit-n...e-justine-jumelles-encephalomyelite-myalgique

    Translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&u=https://ici.radio-canada.ca/recit-numerique/137/recherche-sainte-justine-jumelles-encephalomyelite-myalgique

    Not sure if the translation works well, it keeps showing me back the original version and the page is a bit annoying to read because of a cookie warning. It'd be a bit hard to put the translated version here because it has many images.

    CBC is basically equivalent to the BBC but it's divided between English and French divisions so this makes it mostly local to Quebec and francophone areas like the maritime provinces and bits of Ontario. Reaches maybe 6-8M total.

    (Fun fact: Montreal is an island, therefore it's The Island of Dr Moreau)
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019

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