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Brain Science on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 2018, Watanabe

Discussion in 'ME/CFS research news' started by John Mac, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Article from the Japanese researcher Watanabe summarising his work.

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  2. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Can anyone explain what these contradictory statements mean?
    The original article was written in Japanese could this be a translation problem?
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  3. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    It makes sense if you interpret the first sentence as referring to the situation before their PET study.
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  4. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Yes. The first sentence was the case (past tense), while the second sentence is now the case (present tense).
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  5. Marco

    Marco Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I wonder how the original text relating to 'the over-guarding phenomenon' would be properly translated?
  6. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Yes, I imagine that if you were to change "Our recent PET study successfully ..." to "Now however, our recent PET study successfully ..."
  7. Sisyphus

    Sisyphus Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    So to me anyway it’s confusing. Occasionally there is a study cited hear that finds a brain inflammation or a change in brain temperature, but there are also studies finding nine.

    It certainly feels like something non-normal is going on in one’s brain; mild headaches, that don’t match up with any normal headache But do track with episodes of more brain fog and greater dysfunction. There was a finding of elwvated brain temperature and some specific, critical brain section, but nothing that would chilling an MRI. Dizziness, tonight is unrelated to any loud sounds, Those seem like brain dysfunction as well.

    Is no one looking in the right place? Many studies seem to focus on blood tests, I don’t see any guarantees that whatever is wrong has to be evident in the blood. It’s convenient to test blood, but it doesn’t mean that’s where you dropped your keys.

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