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Receive an image of your brain as a part of our neurological study

23 Jun 2021

The USC Thompson Institute is seeking healthy adults who spend a lot of time sedentary (eg sitting at a desk) to take part in neurological research.

The study

The USC study is the first to investigate brain function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in terms of energy supply and chemical messengers. It is also the first significantly sized study to attempt to develop a diagnostic tool by combining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and machine learning.

This is important for people suffering from ME/CFS because there is no known underlying disease process and no biological basis for diagnosis. Typically, diagnoses are lengthy and treatments inadequate.

We invite you to volunteer in the ME/CFS study's control group, which will help us see how people with ME/CFS, who must live a very sedentary lifestyle, differ from non-sufferers.

What's involved?

Participation includes questionnaires, health checks such as blood pressure, wearing an activity monitor and chest strap, and MRI scanning.

What's in it for me?

Participants receive an image of their brain while assisting important research into ME/CFS, a poorly understood and debilitating illness.

If you would like to play a part in addressing ME/CFS, please visit the study webpage for additional information.