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New effort to understand chronic fatigue syndrome launched


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a well-known, but poorly understood disease. Experts do not yet know what causes ME/CFS, nor are lab tests available to diagnose the condition. What is known is that ME/CFS is disabling, complex, and...

New study aims to address opioid crisis in western North Carolina


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina — RTI International is among a group of organizations that will collaborate on solutions to opioid use and related public-health problems in an eight-county region at North Carolina’s western tip. North Carolina is no exception to the opioid...

Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— A DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent—increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to