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2018 #MillionsMissing Demonstration in San Francisco | Researchers (video)

Laurel Crosby, PhD, and her colleague Fereshteh Jahaniani, PhD, explain how dedicated they are to doing the research to find answers to ME/CFS at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. Crosby is the engineering research associate and Jahaniani is the leading research in the ME/CFS multi-omics study. The Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) develops new technologies to...

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A Glimpse into Dr. Ron Davis’ Talk in London

Dear Friends, I prepared this statement for Ashley Haugen to read yesterday at the Western Massachusetts Department of Public Health screening of Unrest. This is new information from the Severely ill Patient Study (SIPS) that I also presented in London: “We have made considerable progress in analyzing the data from the severely ill patient study. This has taken some time because we have...

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Greetings from London

Dear Friends, I am excited to share with you that this week I am attending the Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium 8 (BRMEC8) with six members of OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board. Our delegation is spending quality time together. (Pictured below: L to R: me, Dr. Øystein Fluge, Dr. Jonas Bergquist, Dr. Ron Davis, Dr. Maureen Hanson, Dr. Wenzhong Xiao,...

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OMF-Funded Research Overview 2018

OMF-Funded Research 2018 I am proud to share with you the new and expanding research projects that we are funding this year. As we have recently shared, research is quickly expanding. We look forward to continuing to share updates with you about our exciting Collaborative Research Centers at Stanford and Harvard and all of our...

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New $1 million donation for ME/CFS research!

OMF received a $1 million anonymous pledge to escalate Dr. Ron Davis’s systems biology approach with Robert Phair, PhD, at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University. This will expand the search for and testing of their “metabolic trap” hypothesis, and will enable Dr. Davis to hire an additional scientist with experience in complex...

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OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Presents An Update on ME/CFS Research (video)

We are pleased to share another research update by OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board director, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, produced by Ashley Haugen at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. Dr. Davis reviews recent progress made at the SGTC and the plans to ramp up research. Watch the video here. Transcript available here. (Thank you to the...

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HealthRising: Montreal ME/CFS I: Metabolism the Main Matter? Exercise Issues Expand & A Bad Brain Motor?

By Cort Johnson I thought I was in Paris, so much French was being spoken. The conversations in the cafes, on the streets, in the subways – everywhere – were in French. It turns out that with its 4,000,000 plus residents, Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world. I couldn’t understand...

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2018 #MillionsMissing Demonstration in Los Angeles (video)

In this video, we have clips from the first Los Angeles, California #MillionsMissing visibility action. The video includes Omar Wasow, PhD, and our own CEO/President Linda Tannenbaum. Omar speaks about the motives behind the documentary Unrest, produced by his wife, Jen Brea, about her journey as an ME/CFS patient. Linda speaks about the growth of...

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2018 #MillionsMissing Demonstration in San Francisco (video)

Ashley Haugen, Events & Marketing Director for the CFS Research Center at Stanford University and Whitney Dafoe’s sister, served as emcee at the #MillionsMissing 2018 demonstration in San Francisco. In this video, we have a clip of Dr. Janet Dafoe, Whitney’s mother. She gives a visual demonstration that shows the lack of parity in research...

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MarieClaire: The Important Reason Why People are Leaving Shoes Around Cities

Author: Je Banach If on May 12th, you find yourself out and about in Amsterdam, Boston, London, Chicago, Edinburgh, or one of approximately 95 other cities around the world, it is likely that you will encounter a plaza or other outdoor area populated with pairs of shoes.  At first glance you may assume that you...

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