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George Davey Smith to patients: “new era” for ME/CFS research

In an invited post on UK charity Action for ME’s blog, Professor George Davey Smith of Bristol University has told patients that the UK’s planned, major ME/CFS project, the Grand Challenge could “herald a new era in ME research”. Action for ME’s CEO, Sonya Chowdhury, described the project, which was announced at October’s UK CFS/ME

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Clarification on NINDS role in ME/CFS Research

After the March 8th telebriefing with the NIH, many advocates in the ME community still came away with questions. Billie Moore, NJME/CFSA Advocacy Chair, and member of the USAWGaAnd CDC’s TDW Workgroup, was one of them. Though representatives of the NIH spoke at great length about the big picture of the new ME/CFS efforts that the organization is

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NIH Telebriefing Full Transcript + Audio

On Tuesday, March 8th, NIH held a one hour tele-briefing to answer the community’s questions about their plans for the intramural study and the ME/CFS program. What follows is a full transcript of the conference call. You can view the transcript and listen to the audio of the call on the NIH website.  On the call were

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Last week at NIH: Feb 28 Update

Last Week at NIH with a focus on the post-infectious ME/CFS intramural study – You can watch an introduction to the proposed NIH intramural study from the Principal Investigator of the study, Dr Nath, and can read a full transcript of his presentation and the subsequent Q&A session. The presentation was from two weeks ago

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NIH's initial response to article and comments on Walitt

Over the weekend we wrote to NIH to share our article about Brian Walitt, along with comments from the community. We have received an initial response, but expect there will be more responses forthcoming that directly address patients’ concerns. The NIH also said they are finalizing a communications plan on the study so that communications

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