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Brain chemistry profiles shows CFS & Gulf War Illness as unique disorders

Georgetown Medical Centre Press Release, 10 November 2017: Brain Chemistry Profiles Shows Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness as Unique Disorders Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to … Continue reading

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Is “bad energy” core problem in FM & ME/CFS?

Health rising blogpost, by Cort Johnson, 31 May 2017: Study Suggests “Bad Energy” is Core Problem in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Lactate has become a big deal in both chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM).  A by-product … Continue reading

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Peterson’s atypical subset opens new view of ME/CFS

Simmaron research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 5 April 2017: Peterson’s Atypical Subset Opens New View of ME/CFS in Columbia/Simmaron Publication “We now have biological evidence that the triggers for ME/CFS may involve distinct pathways to disease, or, in some … Continue reading

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Neurobiological & spinal fluid abnormalities in CFS are not influenced by psychiatric status

Research highlights: Patients have higher brain ventricular lactate, more abnormal spinal fluids, lower brain GSH, and reduced cerebral blood flow than controls Psychiatric comorbidity does not influence any of these potential biological markers of CFS 50% of the patients had … Continue reading

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Immune activation in the central nervous system of ME/CFS found by cytokine network analysis of cerebrospinal fluid

Research abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is an unexplained debilitating disorder that is frequently associated with cognitive and motor dysfunction. We analyzed cerebrospinal fluid from 32 cases, 40 subjects with multiple sclerosis and 19 normal subjects frequency-matched for age and … Continue reading

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Central nervous system clues found for cognitive dysfunction in CFS

Research abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is an unexplained debilitating disorder that is frequently associated with cognitive and motor dysfunction. We analyzed cerebrospinal fluid from 32 cases, 40 subjects with multiple sclerosis and 19 normal subjects frequency-matched for age and … Continue reading

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Reduced cytokine levels may lead to neurological problems in CFS/ME

Research abstract Objectives: Previous research has provided evidence for dysregulation in peripheral cytokines in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). To date only one study has examined cytokines in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples of CFS/ME patients. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Reduced pro-inflammatory cytokines in the CSF of CFS/ME

Research abstract Objectives: Previous research has provided evidence for a dysregulation in cytokine levels in the periphery of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). To date few studies have examined cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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Cerebrospinal fluid pressure may be problem in CFS

Abstract   Objective Unsuspected idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is found in a significant minority of patients attending clinics with named headache syndromes, if it is specifically sought out. Chronic fatigue syndrome is frequently associated with headache. Could the same be … Continue reading

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