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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

ResearchGate: Estimating the disease burden of ME/CFS in the United States and its relation to research funding

Bruce Kasanoff: How Great Human Beings Find Their Purpose

It’s probably a mistake to think you were “born to be” an entrepreneur, cure cancer, or become an actor. Your purpose is not just a function of your inherent talents, but rather the product of how those talents interact with what life throws in your path. Jen Brea was studying for her PhD at Harvard....

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Forbes: Entrepreneur Needed To Cure Anti-Initiative Disease

Bruce Kasanoff in Forbes magazine seeks a a world-changing entrepreneur with money, connections, and audacity. Perhaps 20 million people worldwide have had their lives curtailed by what I’m calling the Anti-Initiative disease. (In a moment, I’ll tell you its more traditional names.) This disease is horrific in that it literally punishes its victims when they display...

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Inside Story: In Melbourne, progress on Chronic Fatigue

Peter Clarke talks to Bio21 researcher Chris Armstrong about new research that challenges popular views of this enigmatic illness With its debiliating symptoms – fatigue, “brain fog,” pain, gastrointestinal disorders – and its elusive causes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been one of the great unsolved medical mysteries. Now, a growing number of research teams around...

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University of Melbourne: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a kick in the guts

Research suggests that chronic fatigue is linked to gut bacteria and how our bodies convert food into energy By Florienne Loder, University of Melbourne As the New Year gets going, are you still feeling tired and run down? Do you feel like you could sleep for a week and that you’ve reached the limit of...

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Pittsburgh City Paper: Despite the number of Americans living with ME/CFS, little is known about the debilitating illness

Open eyes, wiggle toes, sit up, sink down, back up again. It’s 10 a.m. and Stefanie is just waking up. As part of her usual routine, she’d usually stay under the covers for only another hour before gingerly climbing out of bed. But two days ago she overexerted herself. Add that to her usual brain...

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ResearchGate: Estimating the disease burden of ME/CFS in the United States and its relation to research funding

Abstract At the National Institutes of Health (NIH), burden of disease is an important factor in funding decisions along with such factors as scientific opportunity, the quality of the science, and the interest of researchers. Recent studies have quantified the burden for a number of diseases in the United States and the NIH has used...

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