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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

OMF Newsletter – October 2017

Introducing #OMFScienceWednesday

To start with, what do we mean when we say ME/CFS is a molecular disease, and why is that helpful for research? Molecular biology involves DNA, RNA, metabolites, proteins, cytokines – and there is evidence that so many of these are involved in ME/CFS. Molecular biology presents new opportunities to study ME/CFS: this is the…

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Treating Autism and ME/CFS: Could One Drug Help Both? 

by Cort Johnson Autism is one of the most difficult conditions to treat. A neurodevelopmental disorder that typically strikes before the age of two, about a dozen different areas of the brain are affected. Autism is characterized by social withdrawal, problems with both verbal and non-verbal communications and repetitive behaviors.  Autistic infants tend to smile…

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Walk for ME – Netherlands

René Robert is planning to participate in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen walk, beginning July 16, 2018. He will walk 50 km (31.25 miles) per day for four days in memory of his niece, Denise de Hoop, who passed away at the age of 45 from ME/CFS after suffering for more than 30 years….

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An Invisible Storm: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Geetanjali Arunkumar India Currents, October 2017 edition Patient Geetanjali Arunkumar opens up and shares her personal story of two decades of ME/CFS to raise awareness and shine a light on patients around the world.

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ME/CFS in School Age Children – Tools to Help Them Succeed

Back to school time brings many challenges to parents’ of children with ME/CFS. We know that when a child has ME/CFS their lives are very different from their siblings and friends. Under the leadership of Mary Dimmock, OMF’s Education Committee has been working to create tools to help increase your child’s success in school. Dr. Faith Newton of…

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OMF Newsletter – October 2017

Triple Giving Tuesday is Coming Soon We are thrilled to announce we will once again celebrate #GivingTuesday as Triple Giving Tuesday. Jack and Dilla Cosgrove and Family have generously pledged up to $100,000 to triple your support for research. If you give $250, the Cosgrove family will match $750 and your gift will be worth $1,000….

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