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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

Science Wednesday


#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!

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 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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Personalized Medicine

This week for #OMFScienceWednesday we look in our archives and re-share with you an earlier post about personalized medicine. In honor of this week’s conference at Stanford University, on this #OMFScienceWednesday we ask the question: what is personalized health? Whether you call it personalized medicine, precision health, or P4 medicine, we are talking about a current revolution…

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National DNA Day

Happy #OMFScienceWednesday, and happy National DNA Day! This year’s National DNA Day is a very special one, as it marks the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. This is a great opportunity for students, teachers, and the public to learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s…

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The hunt for elusive pathogens in ME/CFS

Do infections lead to lasting changes in immune or metabolic function that lead to symptoms, or is the pathogen still present?   This #OMFScienceWednesday, OMF discusses recently funded research into addressing this central question in ME/CFS. Do infections lead to lasting changes in immune or metabolic function that lead to symptoms, is the pathogen still present,…

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Triple Giving Tuesday OMF

Your tax-deductible gift through December 3 will be tripled!