Julià Blanco

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Julià Blanco aka Julian Blanco, PhD, leads the Cellular Virology and Immunology Group at the AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa, Barcelona, Spain.[1] Since 2010, Dr Blanco has explored immunological alterations in individuals suffering from CFS/ME.[2]

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  • 1994, PhD in Biochemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain

EUROMENE[edit | edit source]

Dr. Blanco is a substitute member of the Socio-economics Working Group of ME/CFS across Europe on behalf of EUROMENE, a European Union COST Action CA15111 not-for-profit research organization committed to tackling the cause and treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.[3]

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The IrsiCaixa Research Institute studied AIDS, HIV, and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).[7]

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  1. http://www.irsicaixa.es/en/juli%C3%A0-blanco
  2. http://www.euromene.eu/workinggroups/BiosketchJBLANCO.pdf
  3. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15111?management
  4. Curriu, Marta; Carrillo, Jorge; Massanella, Marta; Rigau, Josepa; Alegre, José; Puig, Jordi; Garcia-Quintana, Ana M; Castro-Marrero, Jesús; Negredo, Eugènia; Clotet, Bonaventura; Cabrera, Cecilia; Blanco, Julià (2013), "Screening NK-, B- and T-cell phenotype and function in patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Journal of Translational Medicine, 11 (68), doi:10.1186/1479-5876-11-68 
  5. Scheibenbogen, Carmen; Freitag, Helma; Blanco, Julià; Capelli, Enrica; Lacerda, Eliana; Authier, Jerome; Meeus, Mira; Castro Marrero, Jesus; Nora-Krukle, Zaiga; Oltra, Elisa; Strand, Elin Bolle; Shikova, Evelina; Sekulic, Slobodan; Murovska, Modra (Jul 26, 2017). "The European ME/CFS Biomarker Landscape project: an initiative of the European network EUROMENE". Journal of Translational Medicine. 15 (1). doi:10.1186/s12967-017-1263-z. ISSN 1479-5876. PMC 5530475Freely accessible. PMID 28747192. 
  6. Sotzny, Franziska; Blanco, Julià; Capelli, Enrica; Castro-Marrero, Jesús; Steiner, Sophie; Murovska, Modra; Scheibenbogen, Carmen (2018), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Evidence for an autoimmune disease", Autoimmunity Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2018.01.009 
  7. http://www.investinme.org/IIMEC9.shtml#presenters

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

T cell - A type of white blood cell which is mostly produced or matured in the thymus gland (hence T-cell) and is involved in the adaptive immune response on a cellular level. Also known as a T lymphocyte. (Learn more: www.youtube.com)

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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