Tuesday, August 4, 2009
In what could be a groundbreaking discovery for CFS, Alan R. Light, PhD, and his team at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center have identified genes that increase in activity following moderate exercise.
The gene activity increases persisted for up to 48 hours after exercise in the CFS patients. As anticipated with moderate exercise, there was no gene activity increase in the healthy subjects. The activity of these nine genes could be used to distinguish/identify most of the CFS patients from the control subjects.