BOSTON AREA PRELIMINARY RESEARCH SUBJECTS WELCOME Michael VanElzakker of Tufts University, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital would welcome two types of Boston-area (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) people willing to be scanned with a PET MR machine. 1. Healthy controls (ideally, at this time, seeking a fit and healthy woman in her 50s) 2. ME/CFS patients (must have an MD-confirmed diagnosis of ME/CFS) Info on PET MR scans found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positron_emission_tomography–magnetic_resonance_imaging http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/martinos/news/100831.php These scans will help Dr. VanElzakker gather preliminary data that could support an NIH grant proposal. (See attached PDF for more details.) For those who don’t know, Michael VanElzakker is a friend of the ME/CFS community. This is a paper he wrote hypothesizing that vagus nerve infection may cause ME/CFS: http://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/06/23/vanelzakker-vnih-cfs-in-press This study is part of the effort to test that hypothesis. Those interested in doing the scan can contact: vanelzak [at] nmr.mgh.harvard [dot] edu Please note: VanElzakker is a PhD not an MD, so please don't contact him for clinical appointments or for medical advice.