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Patients send Norwegian Research Council over 700 research ideas

The Norwegian Research Council has announced that it received 737 research proposals from ME/CFS patients and their families in response to a call for ideas in April. Patients and others were invited to send in their ideas by May 3, using a short online form. In the call for proposals in April, Mr Hallén had

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Dr Jarred Younger continues YouTube webinars

Dr Jarred Younger has completed another in his ongoing series of live webinars and recorded videos on his research into ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) at the University of Alabama. Dr Younger is Director of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory at the university. The latest webinar was Part II of a Q&A

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RCCX Project, Inc.: Explore Role of RCCX Module in Familial Chronic Illness Clusters

Physician and patient, Sharon Meglathery MD, describes how she developed the RCCX Theory as a result of clinical observation, being a patient herself and having another patient mention the RCCX. She explains that the full theory is on her website www.rccxandillness.com. She then talks about meeting Karen Herbst MD PhD Endocrinologist through the website and setting up an IRB to study the RCCX Theory. Finally , she describes developing a non-profit to fund research into the RCCX module’s possible connection with familial chronic illness clusters (EDS-HT, CFS, FM, Lyme, MCAS, POTS, Psychiatric Spectrum, Pain, Autoimmune/Immunological, Endocrine, Adipose, Neurological Disorders, etc.). Donations can be made at www.rccxproject.org.

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NIH to focus its 'world-class' technology and expertise on ME/CFS

A pdf of this article is now available here. On 21 April Dr Avindra Nath gave a Solve ME/CFS Initiative webinar hosted by Dr Zaher Nahle. The phrase that stood out in Dr Avindra Nath’s description of the NIH ME/CFS study was ‘world-class’. He emphasized the innovative technology the NIH has at its disposal, and

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Transcript: Solve ME/CFS Interviews Dr. Avi Nath

Dr. Zaher Nahle from the Solve ME/CFS Initiative recently interviewed Dr. Avi Nath, who is leading the intramural study on ME/CFS at the NIH. The intramural study on ME/CFS at the NIH has raised some concerns in the ME/CFS community: the appointment of Dr. Walitt, who has made statements implying that he views ME/CFS as

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New Bill Would Up NIH/FDA Funding For Neglected Diseases

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

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Transcripts and Slides from Dr Nath's talk on NIH study

Update: The video of Dr Nath’s talk is now available on youtube. Dr Avindra Nath, Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System at NINDS, gave a presentation on February 16 at CDC Grand Rounds going which went into detail on NIH’s new intramural ME/CFS study. The recording should be up on February 18 at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/, but

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