|NIH FUNDS KLIMAS!
By Gail Kansky
Nancy Klimas, M.D. a ME and AIDS researcher at the University of Miami in Florida, spent years applying for grants from the National Institutes of Health. She was often given grants, but they were always for her research into the field of AIDS and was consistently turned down for her applications for ME. She would submit proposals that were exactly the same as she had submitted for AIDS, using the exact same language with only the name, chronic fatigue syndrome, different. She always got lower ratings on the proposals with the latter attached. She has now won a grant for researching ME from the NIH. Even more amazing is the fact that she got the research grant, at least one part of it, in the field of immunology. (The other is for cognitive behavioral therapy but, with Dr. Klimas doing the research, well at least have an unbiased, nonpsycho- babbler researcher reporting on this area!)
In addition to her study that will be funded by the NIH, she has just
started a two-part trial
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