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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

Additional Research

Below are the latest updates on additional research efforts associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

Ron Davis introduces NIH grant project (video)

We are pleased to share a new research update by OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board Director, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, produced by Ashley Haugen. In this brief video, Dr. Davis talks about his newly funded NIH grant. This grant will fund research for 5 years at $500,000 a year and will involve 15 collaborators, 9 of which have never worked...

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Red blood cell deformability in ME/CFS

The red blood cell deformability in ME/CFS project that we are funding will evaluate the ‘deformability’ of red blood cells as a potential biomarker for ME/CFS. Red blood cells (RBCs) are the most common cells in the blood. Their main role is to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, and this role depends in...

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Metabolic Trap Hypothesis

Robert D. Phair, PhD, co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Integrative Bioinformatics Inc. in Mountain View, CA was recently awarded an OMF research grant in collaboration with the CFS research team at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. The two groups have been working together for 20 months and now propose to test a new hypothesis...

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Analyzing Patient Data Study (APS)

We are launching this new research study to perform a retrospective analysis of clinical laboratory data from hundreds of ME/CFS patients. This study will gather and analyze the clinical laboratory tests and results ordered by ME/CFS specialists. We are hopeful that analyzing a large number of clinical records using robust statistical methods may reveal new insights....

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Hormones, proteins, and antibodies

Hormones, proteins, and antibodies What are the roles of hormones, proteins, and antibodies in ME/CFS? To answer these questions, OMF is currently funding the research of Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, a Professor at Uppsala University and a member of our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Bergquist is measuring proteins in cerebrospinal fluid and blood plasma from a...

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