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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases


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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Triple Tuesday Research Update

A Message from Ron Davis I’m excited to announce that we have added two eminent Stanford engineering researchers to expand our red blood cell deformability project. Eric Shaqfeh, PhD, is famous for his computational modeling of microfluidic flow. His past work has been modeling air flow over aircraft wings to increase fuel efficiency. He has…

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Individual Community Symposium Talks Now Available on OMF YouTube Channel

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we share the release of the individual recordings of the Second Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS as separate videos in a playlist on OMF’s YouTube channel. Check out the speakers you are interested in hearing from, the panel discussions where they answer questions from our worldwide audience, or watch the whole…

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Second Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS Summary

At the three-day Working Group Meeting and Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University, sponsored by OMF, so much scientific progress was evident. We are clearly progressing from just data gathering to formulating new hypotheses as to the causes of symptoms and even a possible cause of the disease. The buzz…

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Meet the team at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, funded by OMF

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, funded by OMF We are proud to announce the establishment of another ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center. This research initiative, which includes participants from Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliated hospitals is supported by the Open Medicine Foundation (OMF). The participating HMS Institutions include the Massachusetts General Hospital…

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Stuart Murdoch Talks About ME/CFS with CNN

OMF Ambassador Stuart Murdoch on CNN – Oct 3rd & Oct 6th OMF Ambassador Stuart Murduch will be featured this week on CNN News in the U.S. as a part of its feature, Turning Points. Stuart’s message is to raise awareness about ME/CFS. Tune in to CNN to watch Stuart on: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – CNN “New Day”…

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Working Group Meeting – September 26-28, 2018

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, we’re excited to highlight that over 50 scientists will gather for a 3-day Working Group Meeting on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS … Open Medicine Foundation is sponsoring a three day focused scientific meeting with a growing group of excellent scientists with diverse expertise prior to the September 29th Community Symposium on the…

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Meet Rahim Esfandyarpour, PhD, member of the SGTC Team

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we introduce you to Stanford Genome Technology Center team member Rahim Esfandyarpour, PhD. Rahim ‘s ME/CFS research, funded by OMF, is focussed on the development of the nanoneedle as a biomarker for the disease. “I received my PhD and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University;  currently I am an engineering research…

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Meet Mohsen Nemat-Gorgani, PhD, member of the SGTC Team

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we are pleased to introduce you to a central member of the OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center team at the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC), Mohsen Nemat-Gorgani, PhD.  Dr. Nemat-Gorgani is leading a team to investigate the Red Blood Cells (RBC) in ME/CFS patients. Mohsen shared his story with OMF. “I was…

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