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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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…

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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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