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Nervous system

The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its voluntary and involuntary actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body. Neuroinflammation, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and intracranial hypertension are all thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)


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The Vagus Nerve Infection Hypothesis proposes that the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are caused by an infection in or around the vagus nerve, the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system in the human body. (more...)


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Basant K. Puri, Professor, is a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine, UK. He is, also, a part-time consultant and medical researcher at Breakspear Medical, Hertfordshire, UK. Puri heads the Lipid Neuroscience Group at Imperial College and authored of over 130 peer-reviewed medical and scientific papers and over 30 books. He used proton neurospectroscopy to identify a differential variation in choline levels in the brains of ME patients, suggesting that there are insufficient levels of fatty acids chains in the brains of ME patients. (more...)


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