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The Brain Initiative: FM & ME/CFS perspective

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 8 Jan 2017: The Brain Initiative: a Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) perspective In the third of three blogs looking at the research efforts of tomorrow and their potential impact on fibromyalgia and … Continue reading

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Altered neural networks in adolescent CFS

Research abstract: Neural network investigations are currently absent in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In this study, we examine whether the core intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) are altered in adolescent CFS patients. Eighteen adolescent patients with CFS and 18 aged … Continue reading

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Dr Neil Harrison videos for patients on the brain & inflammation in ME

Seven webinars of Dr Neil Harrison have been broadcast by the Dutch group ME/cvs Vereniging: 75, Mar 8, 2016: Me & ME: type of research, Models of inflammation, How does this relate to ME? 76, Mar 22 2016: ME & fatigue: How do you measure … Continue reading

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Fatigue may involve abnormal function of the motor system

Research abstract: Although the prevalence of chronic fatigue is approximately 20% in healthy individuals, there are no studies of brain structure that elucidate the neural correlates of fatigue outside of clinical subjects. We hypothesized that fatigue without evidence of disease … Continue reading

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The role of the hippocampus in ME/CFS

Article abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a severe acquired illness characterized by a profound sensation of fatigue, not ameliorated by rest and resulting in a substantial decrease in the amount and quality of occupational, social and recreational activities. Despite … Continue reading

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Children with CFS use more of their brain to concentrate

Research abstract: The ability to divide one’s attention deteriorates in patients with childhood chronic fatigue syndrome (CCFS). We conducted a study using a dual verbal task to assess allocation of attentional resources to two simultaneous activities (picking out vowels and … Continue reading

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A review of grey matter volume research in CFS

Review article abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue with uncertain pathologic mechanism. Neuroimage may be an important key to unveil the central nervous system (CNS) mechanism in CFS. Although most of … Continue reading

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The gut microbiome affects brain health

Research abstract The human gut microbiome impacts human brain health in numerous ways: (1) Structural bacterial components such as lipopolysaccharides provide low-grade tonic stimulation of the innate immune system. Excessive stimulation due to bacterial dysbiosis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or … Continue reading

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MRI shows white matter abnormalities in CFS brains

Stanford University radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with CFS have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere. Press release Abstract Purpose To identify whether patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have differences … Continue reading

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Anti-inflammatory drugs and CFS/ME

Richard N. Podell M.D., MPH discusses the implications of Japanese research which found inflammation in the brain on the prohealth website: For most people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) central nervous system function is abnormal. However, we don’t understand the … Continue reading

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