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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Follow ME/CFS Researchers Gathering Around the World Dear Friends, We are in a very busy and exciting time. OMF-funded scientists are meeting around the globe with other experts to advance research. We were thrilled to have such a strong presence at the Emerge Australia conference. As reports, recordings and information is available, we will continue to keep...

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Join Us to Welcome Chris Armstrong & More Thank you to the many people around the world who submitted heartfelt poems and art pieces for our first Hope and Heart Unite for ME/CFS Poetry and Art Slam. Please take a few minutes over the next few weeks to read and view these inspiring pieces, and...

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OMF-funded Red Blood Cell Deformability Research Study Published

As promised, below is the link to the complete version of the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Deformability research paper, which has now been formally published, open source, in Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. The authors are Mohsen Nemat-Gorgani, PhD, of Stanford University, and Anand Ramasubramanian, PhD, of San Jose State University, in collaboration with Ron Davis, PhD, and their teams.  This important...

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Special Message from Ron Davis

As this year comes to an end, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to those who have helped us to advance research to end ME/CFS. With your support, we are making important strides towards understanding ME/CFS. This year we have made positive progress and we won’t stop until a cure is found!...

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OMF-funded Red Blood Cell Deformability Study Abstract

Written by Ronald W. Davis, PhD This paper documents that red blood cells are less deformable in ME/CFS patients compared to healthy controls. It potentially could be a biomarker, and we are proceeding to design new devices that will make a clear distinction between patients and healthy controls. These devices will be hand-held and easy...

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Meet Michael Sikora, member of the Stanford Working Group

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we are happy to introduce a wonderful addition to our team, Michael Sikora. Michael presented at the recent Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University. “I majored in Biology with an option in Genetics for my bachelor’s degree at The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. There...

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Triple Tuesday Research Update

A Message from Ron Davis I’m excited to announce that we have added two eminent Stanford engineering researchers to expand our red blood cell deformability project. Eric Shaqfeh, PhD, is famous for his computational modeling of microfluidic flow. His past work has been modeling air flow over aircraft wings to increase fuel efficiency. He has...

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Individual Community Symposium Talks Now Available on OMF YouTube Channel

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we share the release of the individual recordings of the Second Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS as separate videos in a playlist on OMF’s YouTube channel. Check out the speakers you are interested in hearing from, the panel discussions where they answer questions from our worldwide audience, or watch the whole...

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Second Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS Summary

At the three-day Working Group Meeting and Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University, sponsored by OMF, so much scientific progress was evident. We are clearly progressing from just data gathering to formulating new hypotheses as to the causes of symptoms and even a possible cause of the disease. The buzz...

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Meet the team at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, funded by OMF

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, funded by OMF We are proud to announce the establishment of another ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center. This research initiative, which includes participants from Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliated hospitals is supported by the Open Medicine Foundation (OMF). The participating HMS Institutions include the Massachusetts General Hospital...

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