News Blog

Treating Autism and ME/CFS: Could One Drug Help Both? 

by Cort Johnson Autism is one of the most difficult conditions to treat. A neurodevelopmental disorder that typically strikes before the age of two, about a dozen different areas of the brain are affected. Autism is characterized by social withdrawal, problems with both verbal and non-verbal communications and repetitive behaviors.  Autistic infants tend to smile…

Read More

An Invisible Storm: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Geetanjali Arunkumar India Currents, October 2017 edition Patient Geetanjali Arunkumar opens up and shares her personal story of two decades of ME/CFS to raise awareness and shine a light on patients around the world.

Read More

ME/CFS in School Age Children – Tools to Help Them Succeed

Back to school time brings many challenges to parents’ of children with ME/CFS. We know that when a child has ME/CFS their lives are very different from their siblings and friends. Under the leadership of Mary Dimmock, OMF’s Education Committee has been working to create tools to help increase your child’s success in school. Dr. Faith Newton of…

Read More

Sun Current: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome An Up-and-Down Battle for Edina High Alum

Author Andrew Wig Some parents of 20-somethings yearn for the day when their children finally leave the nest. Lianne Beyerl just yearns for a cure for a mysterious condition that leaves its victims homebound and exhausted. Beyerl’s search for answers began six years ago when her son, Jeff Beyerl, was a senior at Edina High…

Read More

The first Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS

[View the story “The first Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS” on Storify]

Read More

Molecular Underpinnings of ME/CFS Explored at the Open Medicine Foundation Symposium

By Cort Johnson “This is not a disease that can be solved by one person. It needs a community, and lots of expertise. I will work with anybody to do this.” Ron Davis The Working Group was impressive. Davis had Bob Naviaux to his left and Maureen Hanson next to him and Nobel Prize winner Mario…

Read More

Deep Dive Into The Science On ME

By Adrianne Tillman Leading scientists presented their research on ME/CFS at the day-long Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS* at Stanford on Aug. 12. The researchers spoke at length about the complicated biological processes involved, their study results and the limitations of their conclusions presented thus far. The amount of science on ME/CFS presented was…

Read More

At symposium, researchers and patients examine molecular basis of chronic fatigue syndrome

by Raeka Aiyar, PhD Ron Davis, PhD, calls chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS) the “last major disease about which we know almost nothing.” That’s because at least a million Americans are debilitated by ME/CFS, and yet no clear cause is known, no treatments are approved; funding, understanding, and awareness are…

Read More

Ron Davis Gets Standing Ovation

Nederlands italiano norsk français español Deutsch   Very rare for a scientific presentation! August 12 was an amazing day at OMF’s Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University. The room was buzzing with positive energy. The researchers’ presentations were incredible and showed great insights into this disease. There were renowned scientists…

Read More

Community Symposium: Available on LiveStream, YouTube and DVD

Deutsch English Español Français Nederlands Norsk We are pleased to share that the Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University on Saturday, August 12th will be recorded and made available in two formats. The Symposium will be made available on OMF’s YouTube Channel for free or you can order a DVD for $15…

Read More