Brain differences shown in chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda) study

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by Sasha Nimmo Scientists at Queensland's National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, Griffith University found obvious differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy controls, when examined using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during an attention test. The study examined 43 people with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda criteria) and 26 healthy … Continue reading Brain differences shown in chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda) study

Six year study of abnormal brain changes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients

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by Sasha Nimmo An Australian six year study evaluating progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda and Canadian Consensus Criteria definitions) shows patients' brains deteriorate at an abnormal rate. The study used optimized voxel based morphometry (VBM), a commonly-used automated tool for studying patterns of brain change in neurological diseases. It shows chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda & CCC) is a … Continue reading Six year study of abnormal brain changes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Australian neurological research into adolescents with ME/CFS (CCC)

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by Sasha Nimmo Neurological biomarkers in paediatric ME/CFS (Canadian Consensus Criteria) ME Research UK is contributing nearly $100,000 (£46,000) to a study looking for neurological biomarkers in adolescents with ME/CFS. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, at The Royal Children’s Hospital in the University of Melbourne, Australia is conducting the study. It will study 25 adolescents diagnosed … Continue reading Australian neurological research into adolescents with ME/CFS (CCC)