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A machine learning approach to the differentiation of fMRI data of CFS from a sedentary control

A machine learning approach to the differentiation of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging data of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) from a sedentary control, by Destie Provenzano,  Stuart D Washington and  James N Baraniuk in Front. Comput. Neurosci., 29 January 2020 [https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2020.00002] … Continue reading

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Intra brainstem connectivity is impaired in CFS

Intra brainstem connectivity is impaired in chronic fatigue syndrome, by Leighton R Barnden, Zack Y Shan, Donald R Staines, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Kevin Finegan, Timothy Ireland, Sandeep Bhuta, in NeuroImage: Clinical Vol 24, 2019, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2019.102045]   Research highlights: RAS connectivity was … Continue reading

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Brain responses in CFS & TMD to autonomic challenges

Brain responses in CFS and TMD to autonomic challenges: an exploratory fMRI study, by QC Vuong, JR Allison, A Finkelmeyer, J Newton, J Durham in JDR Clinical & Translational Research, August 28, 2019   Research abstract: Introduction: Dysfunction of the … Continue reading

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Intracranial compliance is associated with symptoms of orthostatic intolerance in CFS

Research abstract: Intracranial compliance is associated with symptoms of orthostatic intolerance in chronic fatigue syndrome, by Andreas Finkelmeyer, Jiabao He, Laura Maclachlan, Andrew M Blamire, Julia L Newton in PLoS One. 2018 Jul 3;13(7):e0200068 Symptoms of orthostatic intolerance (OI) are … Continue reading

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Hyperactive brain in CFS – neurometabolites in anterior cingulate cortex

Research abstract: Neurometabolites in anterior cingulate cortex in chronic fatigue syndrome: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study at 7 Tesla, by Chi Chen, [Master’s Thesis, Oxford University Sep 2017] Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by prolonged physical and mental fatigue that … Continue reading

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Cognitive neuroscientists use electrical imaging to search for cause of CFS

DePaul University press release, by Jordyn Holliday, 16 March 2017: Cognitive neuroscientists use systems level approach to search for cause of chronic fatigue syndrome Using electrical neuroimaging, a team of cognitive neuroscientists at the Center for Community Research at DePaul University, is working … Continue reading

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Neural consequences of PEM in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Highlights: Acute exercise affects symptoms, cognitive performance and brain function in ME/CFS. Symptom provocation by exercise is a useful model to study post-exertion malaise. Objective neurophysiological evidence of the phenomenon of post-exertion malaise. Post exertion malaise is one … Continue reading

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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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Brain scan shows altered connectivity between different regions of the brain in CFS

Research abstract: Studies using arterial spin labelling (ASL) have shown that individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have decreased regional cerebral blood flow, which may be associated with changes in functional neural networks. Indeed, recent studies indicate disruptions in functional … 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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