Fluge and Mella seem to be working at almost lightning speed. Besides managing their huge Rituximab study (and all the sub-studies within it) and the cyclophosphamide trial, they’re also carrying out large research studies.
For years, of course, some researchers and doctors championed the idea that problems with mitochondrial energy production were at the heart of ME / CFS. For many, though, the idea seemed almost too simple…too easy in a way. The body throws too many curves at us for something so obvious to be the cause. But it may be.
The work of Bob Naviaux of UCSD, Ron Davis of the Open Medicine Foundation, McGregor and Armstrong et. al. in Australia, Maureen Hanson at Cornell, and Fluge and Mella in Norway suggest that problems producing energy could, in fact, be causing the physical and mental fatigue in (ME / CFS).