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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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OMF Research Update from Ronald W. Davis, PhD

OMF Phoenix Rising Correspondent, Ben Howell, interviewed Dr. Ron Davis with inquiring questions from a patient’s perspective. Watch their in-depth conversation on OMF’s Youtube channel here.

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IIMEC14 Registration Opens and Full Agenda Announced

The 14th International Invest in ME Conference (IiMEC14) in London on May 31, 2019 is set. The agenda has been posted. Four members of OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board will be presenting: Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Øystein Fluge, MD, PhD, Maureen Hanson, PhD, and Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD.  Registration is now open. Members of our team will also be participating...

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Meet OMF’s New Scientific Advisory Board Members

Jennifer Frankovich, MD, Daniel Peterson, MD, & Michael Snyder, PhD, Join OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board We are delighted to announce the addition of three leading researchers to OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board. Jennifer Frankovich, MD, has experience in autoimmunity and post-infectious inflammatory diseases. Daniel Peterson, MD, is a recognized medical expert in ME/CFS. Michael Snyder, PhD,...

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Follow ME/CFS Researchers Gathering Around the World Dear Friends, We are in a very busy and exciting time. OMF-funded scientists are meeting around the globe with other experts to advance research. We were thrilled to have such a strong presence at the Emerge Australia conference. As reports, recordings and information is available, we will continue to keep...

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Join Us to Welcome Chris Armstrong & More Thank you to the many people around the world who submitted heartfelt poems and art pieces for our first Hope and Heart Unite for ME/CFS Poetry and Art Slam. Please take a few minutes over the next few weeks to read and view these inspiring pieces, and...

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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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Meet Michael Sikora, member of the Stanford Working Group

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we are happy to introduce a wonderful addition to our team, Michael Sikora. Michael presented at the recent Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University. “I majored in Biology with an option in Genetics for my bachelor’s degree at The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. There...

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