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Brainstem volume changes

Dr Leighton Barnden and colleagues at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia have just published the first results from their ME Research UK-funded study using MRI to explore the brains of people with ME/CFS.

Their new paper, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, reports that ME/CFS and long COVID patients had larger than normal volumes of several areas of the brainstem, and these changes correlated with clinical measures of pain and breathing difficulty.

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