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This was posted by someone on the CFIDS Association Facebook site. Dr. Baraniuk is attempting to replicate and expand his potentially groundbreaking Brain Proteome study (Phoenix Rising Study of the Year) that found evidence of vascular damage, oxidative stress and amyloid deposition in the brains of ME/CFS patients. But he can't find healthy controls. The study requires a spinal tap and its been tough to get them in. These are great people; I have an article coming out on the study - I did it. It really needs to get done
Here's the study: http://forums.aboutmecfs.org/showthread.php?t=49
The Georgetown University located in washington Dc is conducting a very important study reguarding CFS. They have identified a specific set of proteins found in the cerebral spinal fluid in patients with CFS. These proteins are not found in healthy people and maybe the actual pathology of this disease itself.Upon enrollment I was informed that they are in desperite need of healthy control subjects that are WILLING TO HAVE A LUMBAR PUNCTARE PERFORMED. My girlfriend has agreed to participate with me. I am urging each and every one of you to try to recruit a healthy volunteer as these findings may very well lead to a cure of this horrific illness. Study participeints will be required to stay in the hospital for a total of three days where they will undergo testing and will be paid in the amount of $400.00 for their time. I will post a link below for those of you who maybe interested. Remember, it is up to us to make a difference! Lets solve CFS!!!