OMFScienceWednesday

Science Wednesday

Introducing #OMFScienceWednesday! Every Wednesday, our Research Liaison Raeka Aiyar from Stanford University 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!

Olav Mella talks autoimmunity and metabolism in ME/CFS

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we share a video lecture by OMF Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Olav Mella of the University of Bergen, Norway. In this lecture, Dr. Mella talks about the evidence for autoimmunity and metabolic disturbances in ME/CFS, and what such findings may mean for treatments. The lecture is in Norwegian but there are…

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An update on Bob Naviaux’s metabolomics validation study

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, we have a promising update on the metabolomics validation study we are funding in Dr. Bob Naviaux’s lab at the University of California, San Diego. This study is designed to independently validate Dr. Naviaux’s groundbreaking findings of metabolic features of ME/CFS, published in 2016. As some of you may remember, Dr. Naviaux’s…

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Ron Davis speaks about ME/CFS at UT Dallas

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Last week, Dr. Ron Davis, our Scientific Advisory Board Director and Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, was invited to the University of Texas at Dallas, to speak in their Green Systems Biology Distinguished Lecture Series. He used the opportunity to introduce ME/CFS to approximately 300 biology and bioengineering researchers at UT…

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Dr. Mike Snyder’s latest research on the molecular effects of weight fluctuation

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, let’s talk about an exciting new study from Dr. Mike Snyder, Chair of Genetics at Stanford University. Dr. Snyder’s team performed a big data study – using the very same genomics technologies his team is applying to ME/CFS in collaboration with Dr. Ron Davis, with funding from OMF – to understand how…

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New ME/CFS Researcher: Lars Steinmetz

Happy #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we profile Dr. Lars Steinmetz, a new member of the OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford. Dr. Steinmetz, a Professor of Genetics, is known for his contributions to the understanding of how genetic variations lead to physiological traits, including disease. He did his PhD at Stanford University with our Scientific Advisory…

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Highlights of the January 2018 Launch Meeting for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we celebrate the launch of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford, funded by OMF. The Stanford research team got back to work this week, and met up to plan out the projects that are now possible because of this generous funding. Several points were discussed at the launch meeting: 1) Ron…

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Why study metabolomics in ME/CFS?

Happy new year, and happy #OMFScienceWednesday! As many of you out there are recovering from the holidays, today’s topic is metabolomics. Metabolomics simply describes a way to study metabolism – that is, through measuring amounts of the metabolites (small molecules) produced by our bodies as we convert food into energy and other molecules that our…

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First T cell Project Meeting for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford

Happy #OMFScienceWednesday! Just before leaving for the holidays, the T cell team met to plan out one of the projects we are funding at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford. The team will follow up on Dr. Mark Davis’ observations of T cell activity in ME/CFS, to study a new cohort of patients and…

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ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford Research Update with Dr. Ron Davis

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, we are happy to share a video research update from Dr. Ron Davis about the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford funded by OMF! This is the first of a 3-part series; the next two will feature Drs. Mike Snyder and Mark Davis of Stanford University. They talk about the latest and most…

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Meet Dr. Mike Snyder, Chair of the Genetics Department at Stanford University and member of ME/CFS Collaborative Research Team

Happy #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we get to know the research of Dr. Mike Snyder, Chair of the Genetics Department at Stanford University, whose team is part of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford that we are funding. Dr. Snyder is a pioneer in the area of using a variety of technologies to monitor the health of…

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