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Brain On Fire: Widespread Neuroinflammation Found In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Thursday 11 October 2018


From Health Rising:


University of Alabama at Birmingham
Big campus – lots of little parking lots!

Brain on Fire: Widespread Neuroinflammation Found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

By Cort Johnson
September 24, 2018

Neuroinflammation, Fatigue and Pain Lab Stop

We were having a case of déjà vu as we drove around the surprisingly large campus. Getting into the NIH to see Avindra Nath had been a nightmare. It turned out that the NIH would only allow the big van through one access point and we’d ended up mortifyingly late to our appointment. Now here we were in another big campus with what my partner felt were inadequate directions.

I thought Jarred and I had it going, though. He said he would meet us at the parking lot and let us through the gate, but there were lots of parking lots. Plus, because we couldn’t stop, we had to keep driving around the campus and hope we met up with him at the right parking lot at the right time. It did seem a little dicey but I was confident I’d figured it out.

My partner, though, wasn’t having it with the sketchy directions or the reliance on male directional genes. She could see it happening – we were going to be late again.

“Men,” she said, “how do you ever get anything done?”

As it turned out, Jarred and I were in sync: we both showed up at the gate at about the same time and he led us into his surprisingly large facility. Once again, we forgot to take pictures, but our timing couldn’t have been better; Younger had just wrapped up one of the most exciting studies in memory.

But first a little history


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