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Sharing “Even Though” in Poetry Slam

Hope & Heart Unite for ME/CFS presents the 2019 selected poem, “Even Though” by Laurie Glass, and selections of the beautiful artwork that was submitted, in a video. The OMF community’s response to OMF and Lev Leytzan’s Hope and Heart Unite for ME/CFS Poetry and Art Slam was incredible! People in 17 countries submitted more than 130 entries and...

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Health Rising: Threading the Needle: Nanoneedle Scores Big in First ME/CFS Test

By Cort Johnson It’s not pretty! The print is abysmally small, the margins are tiny, long stretches of text are common (it abhors paragraphs), the images are jammed together, and the formatting is designed to make you work and is decades out of date, but the fact is that when you’re one of the top...

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  New Resources and Videos To help the broader community better understand ME/CFS as we currently understand it, we have recently updated our webpage, What is ME/CFS. What is ME/CFS now includes supporting pages on symptoms and a comparison of the different ME/CFS diagnostic criteria. These resources are meant to be a valuable tool for you that can be shared...

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Our second annual #MayMomentum campaign begins today! In recognition of May ME/CFS Awareness month, this campaign is a special effort by OMF and our community of supporters to increase awareness of ME/CFS and raise funding to accelerate urgently needed biomedical research. There are many ways you can support #MayMomentum, and we encourage you to join us. Visit our...

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San Francisco Chronicle: Stanford discovery validates chronic fatigue syndrome, could improve diagnosis

By Erin Allday A Stanford scientist has developed what could be the first simple blood test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a puzzling and often disabling illness that can take years to diagnose and is still largely misunderstood by mainstream medicine. The diagnostic test is built on Stanford biochemist Ron Davis’ discovery of a biological marker...

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Medscape: Biomarker May Be a Diagnostic Test for ME/CFS

By Miriam Tucker An investigational blood test appears to reliably distinguish individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) from healthy persons and may serve as a low-cost diagnostic for the illness, new data suggest. Rahim Esfandyarpour, PhD, from the University of California, Irvine (who was formerly at Stanford University) and colleagues reported their findings on...

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New OMF-funded Research Publication: A Nanoelectronics-blood-based diagnostic biomarker for ME/CFS

Dr. Ron Davis, OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director, explains the PNAS publication on the nanoneedle (April 29, 2019) A paper describing the nanoneedle was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Ronald W. Davis, Ph.D. is the senior author. Rahim Esfandyarpour, Ph.D. is the lead author. The nanoneedle is a test that measures...

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Dr. Ron Davis interviewed at Emerge Conference in Australia

Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Director, OMF Scientific Advisory Board was interviewed at the 2019 ME/CFS International Research Conference hosted by Emerge Australia. Transcript available here.

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Share Your Picture in Times Square!

As part of OMF’s Second Annual May Momentum campaign, OMF is going to Times Square in the heart of New York City to raise awareness on Sunday, May 12, the International ME/CFS Awareness Day. Throughout the day on May 12, OMF will be “on-screen” in Times Square on a digital billboard screen to raise awareness,...

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Medscape: ‘Milestone’ Meeting Highlights NIH Efforts to Combat ME/CFS

By Miriam Tucker Bethesda, Maryland — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a 2-day conference on high-level science that is beginning to yield clues to understanding and ultimately treating the complex, multisystem illness now known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The Accelerating Research on ME/CFS Meeting, held on the NIH’s main campus on...

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