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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

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

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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