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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

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Exciting News! Researchers Identify Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dr. Ronald Davis, Director of the Open Medicine Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, reports that “this is the best study on ME/CFS that has ever been done and it will transform research, diagnosis and treatment.” Dr. Davis’s review of the Naviaux RK, et al.’s publication “Metabolic features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” in the Proceedings of the...

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Metabolic Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Q & A with Robert Naviaux, MD

=> Go to updated version of this Q&A with Dr. Naviaux. Q1. Some people still argue that CFS is not a real illness but all in the mind. Does your discovery of a chemical signature help shatter this myth? Yes. The chemical signature that we discovered is evidence that CFS is an objective metabolic disorder that...

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ME/CFS Ground-breaking Metabolomics results by Naviaux RK, et al

Comment by Ronald W. Davis, PhD The publication, “Metabolic Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” by Naviaux RK, et al. is a landmark in ME/CFS research. It is the most important and groundbreaking study of ME/CFS to date. Extending recent indications of metabolic alterations in ME/CFS, this study provides the first comprehensive, quantitative demonstration of the...

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Open Medicine Foundation Has Reached the GuideStar Platinum Level Profile as a Demonstration of Our Commitment to Transparency

Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has achieved the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. Achieving this level demonstrates OMF’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and donor accountability. “We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward...

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Author Laura Hillenbrand: Leaving frailty behind

Author Laura Hillenbrand shares her story of “leaving frailty behind” as she copes with nearly three decades as a ME/CFS patient in a podcast with Stanford Medicine’s Scope. Hillenbrand eloquently shares her passion for life is far from diminished as she talks about how she has dealt with the challenges and adversity of a lengthy...

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Dedicated Volunteer Returns in New Full Time Position

Those who know of our humble beginnings may remember Marilyn Simon-Gersuk, who helped us in those early days and continued as an OMF volunteer since 2013. Marilyn’s nonprofit fundraising and communications experience spans three decades. During her career, she has led development, communications, and operations for a variety of organizations, including ones that focus on...

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