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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

Triple Tuesday Research Update

Linda Tannenbaum Shares Hope on The ME Show

Gary Burgess, UK reporter, has interviewed Linda Tannenbaum, OMF Founder & CEO/President, for his podcast, The ME Show. This new podcast is supported by the ME Association UK. In this podcast Linda reviews the history of OMF, our research focus, and shares a message of HOPE for all. Listen to The ME Show episode featuring Linda...

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Together Our Community Soared in 2018

On behalf of our OMF Team, including our Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Board, and patients around the world, thank you for your impactful support helping to make 2018 a banner year in ME/CFS research. With more than $9 million raised in 2018, we are able to accelerate our efforts to engage more researchers and...

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OMF-funded Red Blood Cell Deformability Research Study Published

As promised, below is the link to the complete version of the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Deformability research paper, which has now been formally published, open source, in Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. The authors are Mohsen Nemat-Gorgani, PhD, of Stanford University, and Anand Ramasubramanian, PhD, of San Jose State University, in collaboration with Ron Davis, PhD, and their teams.  This important...

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Special Message from Ron Davis

As this year comes to an end, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to those who have helped us to advance research to end ME/CFS. With your support, we are making important strides towards understanding ME/CFS. This year we have made positive progress and we won’t stop until a cure is found!...

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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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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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