The Microbe Discovery Project began as a patient-driven crowdfund to raise funds for world-class researchers Dr Ian Lipkin and Dr Mady Hornig at Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity (CII), New York. Research into ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is sorely needed and there is a paucity of research into the illness. Patients raised a whopping $220,000 during the crowdfund.
Drs Hornig and Lipkin’s recent landmark study showed that the cytokine profile of ME/CFS patients is abnormal and changes markedly after three years. This study provides robust evidence of the biological basis of ME/CFS, and made international headlines. The researchers at CII have a program of research into ME/CFS underway and exciting plans, they are collaborative and creative problem-solvers. They are keen to start working on biomarker validation studies and they continue to leave no stone unturned for funding.
The fundraising picture needs to be far bigger than one crowdfund.
If you can, please take the Microbe Discovery Project Team’s $10 Challenge! Small donations when donated by many people makes a serious difference!
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Thank you so much for your support.
The MDP team.
For Major Gifts: Contact Fern Schwartz, Director of Development, CII, Major Gifts at [email protected]
For more information we highly recommend you read these two articles by Simon McGrath. ‘Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders – Lipkin in London’ and ‘New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines’