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Harvard Collaboration Research Presentations Now Available

Recordings of individual presentations from the OMF-funded Inaugural Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration Symposium “Finding Clarity” Community Day are now available. Please take the time to view the recordings here. Symposium presentations included a clinician panel featuring Dr. Amel Karaa, Dr. Anthony Komaroff, and Dr. Donna Felsenstein and individual presentations by Dr. Michael VanElzakker, Dr. Ron Davis, Dr....

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Celebrate with Ron and Janet

On July 12th, Ron Davis and Janet Dafoe will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. On July 17th, Dr. Ron Davis will celebrate his birthday. OMF is inviting you to join us in being part of a special card for these milestones. Donate in honor of Ron and Janet for their celebrations and show them how much our community appreciates their tireless work. All donors will be...

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Celebrated Author Karin Alvtegen Joins OMF Ambassadors

We welcome Karin Alvtegen, one of Scandinavia’s most widely read and appreciated authors, as our third OMF Ambassador. Karin is recognized for her psychological thrillers, which include Guilt, Missing, Betrayal, Shame, Sacrifice, and Shadow, and has established herself as a celebrated bestseller worldwide. Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages. Missing has been made into a praised...

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June Newsletter

The ME/CFS Harvard Collaboration Building Momentum By Christopher Armstrong, PhD, OMF Science Liaison When the Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative at Harvard Affiliated Hospitals was initiated last year with funds from Open Medicine Foundation (OMF), it was considered a commitment to co-leaders, Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, and Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, to begin a research operation in...

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More Exciting Happenings During May Momentum

  The Second Annual May Momentum continues with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. In the first half of this month, we have celebrated and stood together to raise awareness and critical donations for research. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part in the May Momentum actions. We still have a couple of weeks to...

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OMF Conversations: Increasing Understanding of ME/CFS

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, has a candid conversation with patient and advocate, Rivka Solomon OMF is proud to fund ME/CFS researchers like Dr. Tompkins, who are not only world-class scientists, but also take the time to listen to patients and learn from their experiences with this devastating disease. Recently Dr. Tompkins had the opportunity...

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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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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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