Julià Blanco aka Julian Blanco, PhD, leads the Cellular Virology and Immunology Group at the AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa, Barcelona, Spain. Since 2010, Dr Blanco has explored immunological alterations in individuals suffering from CFS/ME.
Education[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 2013, Screening NK-, B- and T-Cell phenotype and function in patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(Full Text)
- 2017, The European ME/CFS Biomarker Landscape project: an initiative of the European network EUROMENE(Full Text)
- 2018, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Evidence for an autoimmune disease(Full Text)
Clinic location[edit | edit source]
The IrsiCaixa Research Institute studied AIDS, HIV, and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 2014, Speaker at the 9th Invest in ME International ME Conference DVD available(no speech title given)
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References[edit | edit source]
- 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
- 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 . PMID 28747192.
- 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
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.