The Pain Brain
Sometimes you've got to ask wonder where is it going to stop with fibromyalgia (FM) and the brain? Reductions in the volume of "gray matter" (the neuronal cell bodies and glial cells as opposed to the long nerve fibers) have been found in the insular, anterior cingulate cortices Read more [...]
Fibromyalgia (FM), of course, is much more than about pain. Called the “prototypical functional pain syndrome,” people with fibromyalgia often experience problems thinking (fibro-fog), sleep and autonomic nervous system problems, depression and catastrophizing. The multidimensional aspects Read more [...]
Few healthy people give any thought at all to standing up, but for a subset of people with chronic fatigue syndrome standing up is an act that’s fraught with peril. Whether their hearts start racing (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and/or their breathing does (postural hyperventilation) Read more [...]
“the present findings offer clinical implications that may serve to guide future studies of the pathophysiology and management of a variety of persistent pain conditions.” Loggia et. al.
Chronic pain was thought for many years to be mostly a neuronal problem. Over or underactive neurons in the Read more [...]
“We are cautiously optimistic regarding these results because, if confirmed, we may have identified a contributing factor to the innate immune issues associated with ME/CFS and a molecular target for potential treatment strategies.” - Lombardi et al.
Over the past couple of years the Whittemore-Peterson Read more [...]
“If we are successful, we may not only produce an objective test for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, but we may also be able to develop more effective treatments for those disorders.” - Dr. Jarred Younger
Jarred Younger dazzled attendees with his leptin and chronic fatigue syndrome Read more [...]
Patrick McGowan's epigenetic research started out as a small 24 person pilot project funded by the SolveCFS Initiative but it's not small any more. With the help of a $500,000 grant from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust, Patrick McGowan (and Dr. Lucinda Bateman) are now embarking Read more [...]
“Our intention is to evolve the SolveME/CFS BioBank™ into the most sought after resource for ME/CFS research in existence”
In 2008, seeking to shift their focus to research, the then CFIDS Association of America (CAA) (now The SolveME/CFS Initiative) hired their first Research Director, Read more [...]