Teenager Makes Scientific
An Etobicoke teenager has discovered and confirmed a bio-marker for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple chemical sensitivities/environmental illness (MCS/EI). The discovery is a medical breakthrough.
Dilnaz Panjwani, who began her research two years ago at the age of 16, has been awarded the prestigious Manning Award as well as second prize at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair for her work.
an abnormal metabolite that prevents oxygen from going from the bloodstream
into cells. This produces symptoms ranging from weakness and fatigue
to muscle inflammation to brain fogginess to complete debilitation.
The Environmental Illness Society of Canada (EISC) became aware of Panjwani’s initial study involving chronic fatigue sufferers. It encouraged her to broaden her study to include persons with FM and MCS. The further work had consistent results. The EISC helped the teenager promote her research with the appropriate research, funding and political bodies. It also supported her work through its medical research funding program. EISC’s efforts also led to coverage of Panjwani’s work on CBC’s Health Show.
See EISC’s web site
http://www.eisc.ca for details of the
research. The EISC supports and promotes medical research relating
to CFS-FM-MCS. Matching funding is received for all donations, and
tax receipts for all donations, and tax receipts for donations are available.
Contact the EISC at (613) 728-9493 or 536 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa, ON,