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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases


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: Ron Davis (Finally) Gets His Big Grant!

This #OMFScienceWednesday we share the exciting news that Dr. Ron Davis and his team have received an NIH award for 5 years, $3.9 million total grant of which $2.5 million goes to research and the rest goes to Stanford University overhead. (NIH always pays universities their “overhead or indirect” costs on top of the grant...

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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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Up Close with Robert Phair, PhD

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we introduce you to researcher Robert Phair, PhD, running the OMF-funded metabolic trap project. Today, Dr. Phair shares his personal connections and how he became a part of OMF’s End ME/CFS research project. “I was a professor of physiology and biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 16 years...

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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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OMF-funded: Magnetic Levitation Device

This #OMFScienceWednesday we introduce the magnetic levitation device research by Gozde Durmus, PhD, in collaboration with Ronald W. Davis, PhD.  This project is a part of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University funded by OMF. This device uses a ferrofluid in a glass capillary surrounded by permanent magnets. This generates a density gradient...

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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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OMF creates new Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center and expands Stanford Data Center

BIG NEWS on this #OMFScienceWednesday: OMF creates new Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center and expands Stanford Data Center ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the Harvard: We are proud to announce that OMF has funded $1.8 million for the establishment of a new ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals, which includes Massachusetts...

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OMF Funded Diagnostic Technology Development

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we highlight Dr. Ron Davis’s team at Stanford University’s work to develop two technologies that can be used to distinguish ME/CFS patient blood samples from healthy blood samples. Nanoneedle: 10 patients and 10 controls were tested on the nanoneedle biosensor platform. This is a nanofabricated device that measures electrical impedance from a...

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OMF Funded Severely Ill Big Data Study Update

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, we review the Severely ill Big Data Study. This study, led by Drs. Davis and Xiao, included over 1,000 tests per patient, producing, to our knowledge, the biggest dataset ever generated in a cohort of ME/CFS patients. This big data study examined the patients’ genome, gene expression, metabolomics, microbiome, cell-free DNA sequencing...

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