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HealthRising: New Harvard Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research Center Fulfills Crucial Need

by Cort Johnson The new Harvard research center will focus on a crucial part of ME/CFS – the muscles. In May the Open Medicine Foundation announced they’d committed a major chunk of change – $1.8 million –  to fund an ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals. With the addition of the Harvard Center, chronic...

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Ron Davis introduces NIH grant project (video)

We are pleased to share a new research update by OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board Director, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, produced by Ashley Haugen. In this brief video, Dr. Davis talks about his newly funded NIH grant. This grant will fund research for 5 years at $500,000 a year and will involve 15 collaborators, 9 of which have never worked...

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What We Need to Accelerate Research

Tuesday, July 17 is Ron Davis’ Birthday! Join us to help make his wishes come true! Help Ron bring more researchers into the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford by donating today and inviting your family, friends, and colleagues to join you in supporting this critical research. Donate now and include your personal message. From our Scientific Advisory Board Director:...

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HealthRising: Dynamic Duo: Lucinda Bateman and Ron Davis Rock the Brain Science Conference

For this #OMFScienceWednesday we share Cort Johnson’s article in HealthRising highlighting Dr. Davis and Dr. Bateman’s presentation at the 2018 Brain Science Conference. By Cort Johnson Dynamic Duo It seemed like a dicey thing – a talk on chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that seemingly had little to do with the conference. The Brain Science Conference is a...

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OMF Scientific Advisory Board member Mark M. Davis, PhD, Presents An Update on ME/CFS Research (video)

We are pleased to share a new research update by OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board member, Mark M. Davis, PhD, produced by Ashley Haugen for this #OMFScienceWednesday. Dr. Mark Davis, Director of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection, talks about his work with T-cells to understand their role in ME/CFS and to determine if...

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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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