Cara Tomas

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Cara Tomas, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Tomas' interest in ME/CFS stems from her own experience with acute onset ME/CFS leaving her bedbound for a time.[1]

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  1. 1.01.1 Streeten, David H. P.; BellMD, David S. (Jan 1998). "Circulating Blood Volume in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 4 (1): 3–11. doi:10.1300/j092v04n01_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  2. Tomas, Cara; Brown, Audrey; Strassheim, Victoria; Elson, Joanna; Newton, Julia; Manning, Philip (Oct 24, 2017). "Cellular bioenergetics is impaired in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". PLOS ONE. 12 (10): e0186802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186802. ISSN 1932-6203. PMID 29065167. 
  3. Tomas, Cara; Finkelmeyer, Andreas; Hodgson, Tim; MacLachlan, Laura; MacGowan, Guy A; Blamire, Andrew M; Newton, Julia L (2017), "Elevated brain natriuretic peptide levels in chronic fatigue syndrome associate with cardiac dysfunction: a case control study", Open Heart, doi:10.1136/openhrt-2017-000697 
  4. Tomas, Cara; Newton, Julia L (2018), "Metabolic abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a mini-review", Biochemical Society Transactions, doi:10.1042/BST20170503, PMID 29666214 
  5. Xu, Jiabao; Potter, Michelle; Tomas, Cara; Elson, Jo; Morten, Karl; Poulton, Joanna; Wang, Ning; Jin, Hanqing; Hou, Zhaoxu (2018). "A new approach to find biomarkers in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) by single-cell Raman micro-spectroscopy". The Analyst. doi:10.1039/C8AN01437J. ISSN 0003-2654. 
  6. Venter, Marianne; Tomas, Cara; Pienaar, Ilse S; Strassheim, Victoria; Erasmus, Elardus; Ng, Wan-Fai; Howell, Neil; Newton, Julia L; van der Westhuizen, Francois H; Elson, Joanna L. "MtDNA population variation in Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome in two populations: a study of mildly deleterious variants". Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 
  7. Tomas, Cara; Elson, Joanna L (Feb 26, 2019). "The role of mitochondria in ME/CFS: a perspective". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior: 1–7. doi:10.1080/21641846.2019.1580855. ISSN 2164-1846. 
  8. Tomas, Cara; Brown, Audrey E.; Newton, Julia L.; Elson, Joanna L. (Mar 1, 2019). "Mitochondrial complex activity in permeabilised cells of chronic fatigue syndrome patients using two cell types". PeerJ. 7: e6500. doi:10.7717/peerj.6500. ISSN 2167-8359. PMID 30847260. 
  9. Morten, Karl J.; Newton, Julia L.; Joanna L. Elson; Potter, Michelle; Lodge, Tiffany A.; Tomas, Cara (Aug 7, 2019). "Assessing cellular energy dysfunction in CFS/ME using a commercially available laboratory test". Scientific Reports. 9 (1): 1–9. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47966-z. ISSN 2045-2322. 
  10. "ME/CFS Canadian Collaborative Team Conference" (PDF). Retrieved Mar 11, 2019. 
  11. "UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference programme" (PDF). Action for ME. Retrieved Mar 5, 2019. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation


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