Taane Clark

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Taane G. Clark, DPhil, is a Professor of Genomics and Global Health at The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research, Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. He has expertise in biostatistics, statistical and population genetics, and genomic epidemiology.[1]

Clark serves as a co-investigator for CureME, a British research group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lead by Luis Nacul, which undertakes clinical and biomedical research into ME/CFS.[2]

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  • 2017, The UK ME/CFS Biobank for biomedical research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Multiple Sclerosis[3] - (Full text)
  • 2018, Hand grip strength as a clinical biomarker for ME/CFS and Disease Severity[4](Abstract)
  • 2019, Evidence of Clinical Pathology Abnormalities in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) from an Analytic Cross-Sectional Study[5] - (Abstract)

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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.

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.

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