Healthy Volunteers Help Drive Research Forward

by | Apr 23, 2019 | BHC News, Current BHC Patient News, ME/CFS, Research News

Image Credit: National Institute of Health

For decades, no one has known what causes myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME, commonly called ME/CFS). As a result, this debilitating disease has been very difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat.

Funded by a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bateman Horne Center is studying the biology of ME/CFS in unprecedented detail. This NIH-funded study is taking a deep dive into the biology of ME/CFS patients to identify clear diagnoses and effective therapies. For research to move forward and deliver potential treatment options, we need healthy volunteers to serve as controls for this study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Anyone in good general health between 18 and 65 years of age
  • No antibiotic or antiviral use within the past month

What is Required to Participate?

Participation in this research involves a 2-hour visit to the Bateman Horne Center. During this time, you will have a complete physical examination by a healthcare provider, a standing test to assess your blood pressure and heart rate and cognitive testing before and after the standing test. You will be provided a link to answer a couple of online surveys. You will also provide a blood and stool sample to test the immune cells and gut microbiome.

  • Your participation is voluntary, confidential and a great way to serve those in need.
  • You will receive $50 for your time

If you are interested in participating in this NIH-funded study, please contact us at 801.532.8311 or email BHC research.

Dr. Lucinda Bateman is the Clinical Project Principal Investigator at the Bateman Horne Center for this NIH-funded research.

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