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These are selected biographies related to the nervous system which appear on Portal:Nervous system.




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Source: tufts.edu
Michael VanElzakker, Phd, is a neuroscientist affiliated at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University. He has two primary research interests: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has proposed a Vagus nerve infection hypothesis for ME/CFS. (more...)



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Marcie L. Zinn, Ph.D., (born 1951) is an experimental psychologist conducting myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) research with her husband, Mark Zinn, and Dr. Leonard Jason at the DePaul Center for Community Research. Marcie's research interests include the study of myalgic encephalomyelitis as well as Performing Arts Neuroscience and Psychology. Her early research and career interests were in Performance Neuroscience and Psychology, but after being diagnosed in 2009 with viral encephalitis which became Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, her interest turned toward using her extensive qEEG and neuroscience skills for research in ME. Under the leadership of Dr. Jose Montoya, she conducted a pilot study to look at cognitive dysfunction using qEEG methods. She and her husband Mark have recently moved to Chicago to work with Dr. Leonard Jason and have published four articles, all of which illustrate qEEG methods in the study of ME brain dysfunction. (more...)



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Julia L. Newton is a Clinical Professor of Ageing and Medicine at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom. She has published a number of ME/CFS studies focusing on autonomic nervous system dysfunction and the role of inflammation in fatigue. She is a member of the UK CFS/ME Collaborative and is the Joint Medical Adviser of the charity Action for ME. (more...)



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Source: profiles.stanford.edu
Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is board certified in Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Radiology. His medical interests are Neuroradiology, Clinical Functional MRI, and Clinical Diffusion Tensor Imaging. He has performed research in advanced MR imaging of Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. He worked with Dr. Jose Montoya to investigate brain abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (more...)



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Source:www.investinme.org
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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Source: University of Utah Faculty page
Alan R. Light, Phd., is a Research Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience at the University of Utah. He studies the neurobiology of pain and fatigue enhancement caused by injury and in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Professor Light and his wife. Dr. Kathleen Light, are known for their work on post-exertional gene expression after exercise. (more...)



ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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