I’m Carol Head, President of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, here with Linda Tannenbaum. Our organization conducts innovative research to solve ME/CFS. We conduct research and have created a biobank of ME/CFS patient information for use by all researchers. Before I begin, a quick note of thanks to Mark Cormizand. As you may know, we are
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Hello, and a very warm welcome to #MillionsMissing London. My name is L.A. Cooper, I founded and run Change For M.E. Change For Us. We are middle representatives of this global movement; Melbourne kicked things off at 12pm their time (which is around 2am, 3am GMT, I believe) and Canada and USA follow us later
My name is Ryan Prior. I’m a filmmaker and a journalist and an entrepreneur from Atlanta, and I’ve come here for this protest. October 22, 2006 was a day that my life completely changed forever. I came home from school and I was too ill to hold my head up. It was a similar story
#MEAction co-founder Jennifer Brea at the #MillionsMissing protest in Washington, DC, May 25, 2016 “Okay awesome. Wow this is amazing. As soon as I pulled up to the square here I just started sobbing because I have been waiting in some sense ever since I got sick for this moment to be together here today
Recently, I was sitting in my floor sorting through old shoes. I came across the shoe in the picture. Its mate is missing, as is so much of my former life. I got all teary-eyed and found myself just touching the shoe ,and as my fingers ran over the sides my memories came flooding back.
In a first for ME/CFS research, NIH launched a creative grant expansion program to jump start ME/CFS research in the short term by supplementing current grants.
Last Thursday, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced an important new bill which seeks to increase funding for biomedical innovation and targeting diseases with unmet treatment needs. The $5 billion proposal, called the National Biomedical Research Act, is just one of six bills now being discussed by the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford In light of recent gratuitous and profane attacks
Open letter to Francis Collins, director of NIH, concerning myalgic encephalomyelitis Dear Francis Collins: The following happened since I got sick, without the NIH funding myalgic encephalomyelitis (m.e.) as a global crisis: Humans landed on the moon AIDS discovered, science, HIV discovered, excellent treatments; 2015 US funding $30.7 billion.1 multiple sclerosis sufferers released from mental