Category: Science

Cochrane Releases Problematic Review on ME/CFS

The revised Cochrane Review on ME/CFS was released today, October 2, 2019. We will share a more in-depth analysis shortly.  However, we must immediately emphasize that #MEAction does not support graded exercise therapy due to serious risk of harms to people with ME, and that we are deeply concerned about the conclusions of this review. 

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Patient Registry is the Key to Achieving Big Data for M.E.

We were excited to see #MEAction’s Director of Scientific and Medical Outreach, Jaime Seltzer, give a talk about “Big Data and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)” yesterday at Stanford University.  Researchers and clinicians have gathered at Stanford to discuss the latest and ongoing research into ME for the Third Annual Working Group Meeting on the Molecular Basis

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Attend the 3rd Annual Community Symposium on Molecular Basis of ME/CFS – Register to Attend or Watch

Stanford University is holding its 3rd Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, sponsored by the Open Medicine Foundation. Patients, caregivers and the community are encouraged to join the community symposium to learn about the most current research, and to meet the scientists and clinicians in person. Registration closes on Aug.

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Researchers, Clinicians and Patients: Submit a Manuscript on ME to WORK Journal

Researchers, patients and clinicians are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration in a special issue of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (IOS Press), which will focus exclusively on the area of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Submissions are due Sept. 13, 2019. Scope The focus of this special edition is to examine how

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#MEAction Seeks Applicants for Blue Ribbon Fellowship at Bateman Horne Center

Bateman Horne center is opening applications for the #MEAction Blue Ribbon Fellowship. Announcing clinical clerkship opportunity for 4th-year medical students, med-peds, internal medicine and family practice residents. We are delighted to announce the #MEAction Blue Ribbon fellowship at the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) with Dr. Lucinda Bateman. The clerkship/rotation will consist of one month spent

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Announcing #MEAction’s Blue Ribbon Fellow: Investigating the Role of Folate in ME

The #MEAction Blue Ribbon Fellowship is excited to announce that medical student, Christopher Larrimore of Nova Southeastern University, has been selected as one of our fall fellows to support his continued research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  The #MEAction Blue Ribbon Fellowship, now under the stewardship of #MEAction, supports the work of medical students to undertake

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Enrolling: Naviaux Lab Metabolomics Study

Who: Looking for adult women with ME, Lyme’s Disease (post-treatment), or healthy controls that are currently living in Southern California or live within two hours of San Diego. Note that you will need to avoid food for three hours prior to your blood draw. What: Participants for the new Naviaux Lab Metabolomics Study are needed!

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The ME/CFS Harvard Collaboration Holds its First Symposium

 By Christopher Armstrong, PhD, OMF Science Liaison  When the Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative at Harvard Affiliated Hospitals was initiated last year with funds from Open Medicine Foundation (OMF), it was considered a commitment to co-leaders, Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, and Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, to begin a research operation in one of the world’s most respected academic institutions. The Harvard

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Introducing #MEAction’s 2019 ME Research Summary

We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2019 research summary reviewing the most current and important research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and ME/CFS of the past 10 years. Our research summary provides essential stakeholders with access to a compiled, digestible resource that can help them excel in their respective areas of expertise, including clinicians,

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Enrolling: EDS Genetics Study

What: The Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Society is recruiting individuals to participate in a genetic evaluation study. ME/CFS and EDS have a range of similarities and overlap. EDS is a connective tissue disorder in which musculoskeletal pain, joint pain/hypermobility, and fragile skin are considered common manifestations. Who: 1000 individuals with Hypermobile EDS as well as their family

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