Michael VanElzakker's hypothesis that infections of the vagus nerve cause ME/CFS has generated an enormous interest. Now the Tufts neuroscientist talks about how he got interested in ME/CFS, how he's trying to test his hypothesis, why he believes it may be able to explain post-exertional malaise Read more [...]
It could explain the disappointing Lipkin Chronic Fatigue Initiative pathogen study results. It shows how an infection could trigger ME/CFS and then - poof - seemingly disappear. It includes two hot research topics in ME/CFS; the autonomic nervous and immune systems. It explains how sickness Read more [...]
These Australian researchers, overseen by Dr. Vollmer-Conna, begin their quest for the source of the cognitive difficulties in chronic fatigue syndrome by turning things on their 'head' (pun intended) a bit.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049518. Epub 2012 Nov Read more [...]