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People with Chronic Complex Diseases deserve the right to live full, productive lives.
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2 Nobel Laureates
6 National Academy of Sciences Members
6 OMF established ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centers
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An initiative to increase access to knowledgeable healthcare providers and improve patient care for those with multi-system Chronic Complex Diseases (msCCD).
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OMF ACCELERATES RESEARCH ACROSS THE GLOBE
Since our inception in 2012, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has raised over $37 million to fund open and collaborative research and improve health care for millions suffering with multi-system chronic, complex diseases (msCCD). Our disease focus includes Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Long COVID, Post-Treatment Lyme Disease, and Fibromyalgia.
We have facilitated and funded the establishment of 7 collaborative centers across the globe, in 4 countries and 3 continents. These centers are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and ultimately curing these related chronic, complex diseases.
Open Medicine Foundation is a US based global nonprofit, with an affiliate organization in Canada (OMF Canada) and a foreign branch in Australia (OMF Australia Ltd). Our 19 member Scientific Advisory Board is world renowned and includes two Nobel laureates and 6 National Academy of Sciences members.
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OMF Supported Collaborative Centers
Ronald W. Davis, PhD
Innovative, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research
Wenzhong Xiao, PhD
David Systrom, MD
Clinical and scientific mechanistic studies towards discovering new treatments
at Uppsala, Sweden
Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD
Research for biomarkers in body and brain
at Bateman Horne Center
Lucinda Bateman, MD
Medical Education Director
A global initiative to increase access to knowledgeable healthcare providers and improve patient care.
Long Covid TO ME/CFS RESEARCH PLAN
The current COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to understand how a viral infection may convert to ME/CFS in some patients.
The six Collaborative Research Centers have begun a unique, extensive, in-depth longitudinal molecular study following COVID-19 patients. Their shared goal is to determine the pathways involved in maintaining long-term symptoms in some patients, possibly converting to ME/CFS. They seek to learn about these pathways so as to develop biomarkers, novel drug targets, new treatment, and prevention strategies.
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The study aims to establish a condensed personalized research protocol that can be used to characterize ME/CFS in individual patients as it pertains to all their unique biological aspects, interacting with a complex chronic disease.
August 8, 2022, marks Severe ME/CFS Day. On this day of recognition, Open Medicine Foundation shines a bright light on all those who live in darkness.
This project aims to test the nitrogen hypothesis, which is that damaging, nitrogen-containing by-products of energy metabolism accumulate more readily in the cells of ME/CFS patients.
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