In this week’s Medical Discovery News by UTMB’s David Niesel and Norbert Herzog: While physicians have documented this disorder for more than 100 years, it wasn’t until 1987 that the American Medical Association recognized fibromyalgia. Recently, University of Alabama virologist Carol Duffy and gastrointestinal surgeon/chronic pain specialist William Pridgen think they may have found the cause of this mysterious disease — a virus called herpes simplex type 1, the same one that causes cold sores. The column also appears in the Galveston County Daily News.