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CDC insider to run research on chronic fatigue syndrome

CDC insider to run research on chronic fatigue syndrome
December 21, 2010 --

Dr. Elizabeth Unger has been named to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s branch researching chronic fatigue syndrome, a move greeted with skepticism by CFS advocacy groups. She replaces her longtime boss, Dr. William C. Reeves, whose insistence on seeking a psychological explanation for CFS had enraged patient and medical groups that believe the cause is biological.

CDC extends search for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome chief

September 15, 2010 --

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — under a spotlight again for conflicting research on chronic fatigue syndrome — have extended the search  for a scientist to lead research into the disorder. The Atlanta-based agency is looking for someone to take over a branch that, critics say, has resisted and ridiculed outside research that suggesting a correlation between chronic fatigue syndrome and the XMRV retrovirus.