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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

Science Wednesday

OMFScienceWednesday

#OMFScienceWednesday! Every Wednesday we will post on Facebook about the science that OMF is supporting: background on key areas, updates on the latest research, explanations of topics relevant to ME/CFS... be sure to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter so you don't miss out!

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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Meet Laurel Crosby, PhD, member of the SGTC Team

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we are pleased to introduce you to Laurel Crosby, PhD, who was the first member of the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) to join Ron in his quest to understand the molecular basis for ME/CFS. Laurel shared her story with OMF. “My name is Laurel Crosby, PhD, and I’m an Engineering Research...
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Thank you ProHealth

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we want to thank one of our Community Symposium sponsors ProHealth.com. ProHealth is a steadfast supporter of OMF’s mission and research. Thank you to founder Rich Carson for your friendship. If you plan to join us at the Second Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS on September 29 at Stanford University, register today to reserve...
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Meet Julie Wilhelmy, ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford Team Member

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we want to introduce you to one of the extremely talented, dedicated researchers whose work OMF funds thanks to your generous support. We invited ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford team member Julie Wilhelmy to share her background and role at the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC). Julie wrote: “As a recent graduate...
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New Harvard ME/CFS Research Center Fulfills Crucial Need

On this #OMFScienceWednesday we share a detailed report from HealthRising by Cort Johnson on the new OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard. In the article, Cort explores the focus on muscles, introduces the two leaders of the Center, OMF Scientific Advisory Board members Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, and Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, explores the...
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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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