Category: California

California Activists Fight for Centers of Excellence for ME

California advocates for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are fighting for the state to institute a statewide Centers of Excellence program that would train ME specialists, provide state-of-the-art treatment for people with ME, and undertake advanced research. Activists across the state have already met with 24 state legislators to discuss this initiative. Activist and parent of a

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Enrolling: White Matter Evaluation with Stanford University

Researchers at Stanford University have discovered that the brains of patients with ME display abnormalities in the white matter within the right hemisphere. It is crucial to further the research involved with these findings as they may lead to more definitive diagnoses of ME. Who: Dr. Montoya and Dr. Zeineh at the Stanford School of Medicine When: Ongoing What:

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Enrolling: Stanford Neuroinflammation Study

This study is interested in ME/CFS patients who would classify themselves in the severe category (mostly bedbound, could be housebound). Dr. Montoya and Dr. Michelle James, a neuroradiologist at Stanford University, aim to investigate the inflammatory process in the brain of ME/CFS patients. They believe that this study could lead to improvements in our understanding of the disease

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Join the Stanford Community Symposium via Livestream

The Stanford Genome Technology Center will host the Second Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS, sponsored by the Open Medicine Foundation, at Stanford University on Saturday, Sept. 29. The following researchers will be presenting: Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Maureen Hanson, PhD, Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, Alain Moreau, PhD, Ronald G.

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Enrolling: Stanford Neuroendocrine Investivagtion

Researchers from Stanford University aim to evaluate the endocrine system in female ME patients to learn how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenall (HPA) axis functions in ME/CFS patients. They will do this by evaluating antibodies in 60 ME/CFS cases and through basic endocrine testing. Who: Dr. Montoya at Stanford University is collaborating with Dr. De Bellis at Secondary University at Naples to

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Enrolling: Stanford School of Medicine Brain Tissue Bank

  Brain tissue banks are able to provide ME researchers with samples to keep their research moving forward; Dr. Montoya and Dr. Plowey are accepting brain tissue from ME patients postmortem.  Studying the brain tissue of ME patients is an important part of understanding more about the disease overall. Who: Dr. Montoya and Dr. Plowey at Stanford

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Enrolling: Cornell Exercise Testing Study

Who: Cornell Center for Enervating Neuroimmune Disease What: The Center is collecting information from both ME patients and sedentary controls. You will first have a quick phone call to determine eligibility. If eligible, you will meet with a doctor (theirs or yours) to be examined or for blood and urine tests. Then you will complete questionnaires. Finally, you

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