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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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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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HealthRising: The Metabolic Trap Shines During the Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford

by Cort Johnson A New Approach To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome If we ask Nature a question and ask it well, Nature answers. Most of the time the answer refutes our hypothesis. This time, Nature didn’t refute the hypothesis. Robert Phair Ron Davis mentioned one of chronic fatigue syndrome’s aces in the hole several times –...

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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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OMF Ambassador Stuart Murdoch with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta

OMF Ambassador Stuart Murdoch was interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Medical Reporter and neurosurgeon, on CNN’s Turning Points. Stuart’s message is to raise awareness about ME/CFS.  “It could be the most important thing I ever do,” he said. Stuart shares his personal story: (CNN) Stuart Murdoch was an active, vibrant young man enjoying college life in Glasgow, Scotland, in the...

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Stuart Murdoch Talks About ME/CFS with CNN

OMF Ambassador Stuart Murdoch on CNN – Oct 3rd & Oct 6th OMF Ambassador Stuart Murduch will be featured this week on CNN News in the U.S. as a part of its feature, Turning Points. Stuart’s message is to raise awareness about ME/CFS. Tune in to CNN to watch Stuart on: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – CNN “New Day”...

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Working Group Meeting on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS

“So much hope in one room.”  – “This is what progress looks like.”  Check out photos from the Working Group Meeting on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS, sponsored by OMF. More than 50 scientists have gathered for three days to give presentations, engage in in-depth discussions, brainstorm new ideas and next steps, and develop targeted...

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