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Meet Laurel Crosby, PhD, member of the SGTC Team

CNN: He pioneered technology that fueled the Human Genome Project. Now his greatest challenge is curing his own son

By Ryan Prior. Photographs by Rachel Bujalski for CNN. (CNN)Multiple times a day, every day, Ron Davis sits with his head bowed, waiting outside his son’s bedroom for a subtle signal that it’s all right to come in. He opens the door to the space where Whitney has spent most of the last decade. Whitney...

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Health Rising: Threading the Needle: Nanoneedle Scores Big in First ME/CFS Test

By Cort Johnson It’s not pretty! The print is abysmally small, the margins are tiny, long stretches of text are common (it abhors paragraphs), the images are jammed together, and the formatting is designed to make you work and is decades out of date, but the fact is that when you’re one of the top...

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Harvard ME/CFS Symposium 2019

Harvard ME/CFS Symposium 2019 Finding Clarity: The Inaugural Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration Symposium Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is pleased to sponsor the inaugural Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration 2019 Scientific and Public Symposium: Finding Clarity. The Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration 2019 Public Symposium will follow a one-day scientific meeting with more than 30 researchers. Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD,...

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Ronald W. Davis’s presentation at the IIMEC13

Dr. Ron Davis presented a research update at the International Invest in ME Conference 13 in London. His presentation reviewed the latest progress on research funded by OMF. View Dr. Davis’ full presentation here. The full IIMEC13 conference DVD can be ordered here. Gratefully shared with permission from Invest in ME Research. Transcript – Dr. Ron...

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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 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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