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Cognitive Neuroscientists Use Systems Level Approach To Search For Cause Of CFS

Tuesday 21 March 2017

 

From DePaul University:

 

Deregulated network
This is an example of a deregulated network seen in
people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Note that
nearly all the connections are deregulated,
producing a wide range of symptoms.
(DePaul University/Center for Community Research)
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Cognitive neuroscientists use systems level approach to search for cause of chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers hope for new insights to explain the debilitating illness

By Jordyn Holliday
March 16, 2017

CHICAGO — A team of researchers from the Center for Community Research at DePaul University are on a mission to better understand why the brain is less efficient in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disease that many patients refer to by its original name, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). This illness is characterized by extreme muscle exhaustion, cognitive deficits, as well as unrefreshing sleep. The innovative systems level approach utilized by the research team may lead to important answers about this disease, they note.

Using electrical neuroimaging, research scientist Marcie Zinn, senior research associate Mark Zinn and professor Leonard Jason, are working to determine the reasons for the brain problems commonly seen in this disease. Their research could potentially lead to improved diagnoses and understanding of the disease, which has debilitated over 17 million people worldwide.

 

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