Category: Science

Meet the Scientists: Australia’s Prof. Don Staines

‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We ask them about their current research and get to meet the people working to improve our health. The series introduces early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working on the problems for decades.

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Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted by #MEAction and SMCI

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Enrolling: Harvard brain scan PEM study — local only

Who:  Michael VanElzakker, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School is looking for participants living in, or near the Boston area to join his study. What:  Participants will rest on their backs in a high-resolution MRI machine that is capable of measuring both the concentrations of certain chemicals and the movement of oxygenated blood in the brain.

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Enrolling: Take an online survey to give feedback on a new app for ME

Listen to the article:  Who: Doctors from Columbia Medical center are interested in creating a mobile app called “my ME/CFS” for those with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). What: A survey that would provide information to doctors that are aiming to create this application; the app would provide a place for individuals with ME to report

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A loss to the ME community: Jonas Blomberg

You can listen to this article read aloud by visiting #MEAction’s Soundcloud here. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Jonas Blomberg. Blomberg was an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Microbiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, active in scientific and medical research: one of his ongoing

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Extended deadline – Attend the NIH Conference with a Scholarship from #MEAction!

#MEAction is currently accepting applications from medical students and practicing medical professionals to attend the National Institutes of Health meeting on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) research on April 4th-5th, 2019 in Bethesda, MD. The application is now due at 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 26th. The goal of the meeting is to showcase high-quality studies to better understand the state of the science

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Neuroinflammation review by #MEAction research fellows

Though science may speed along a bit fast to ‘catch’ on audio, you can also listen to me read this article on #MEAction’s Soundcloud here. We are pleased and proud to announce that our two research fellows, Sydney A. Brumfield and Paula S. Lara Mejia, have written and released their first professional science articles about

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How Does ME Research Fare? Check Out these Piecharts.

Research scientist, Dr Mark Guthridge, PhD, from Melbourne Australia created this piechart to show that of these 13 diseases, people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have the worst quality of life but the least number of scientific publications in 2018. Follow Dr. Guthridge on Twitter.                    

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Enrolling: NIH Focus Group on PEM

Overview The NIH is currently looking for volunteers with ME/CFS to participate in a focus group that will be used to learn more about PEM in daily life as well as to hear about your experiences with Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) if you have experienced it. They are particularly looking for people in the

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Study Shows that Red Blood Cells are Stiffer in People with ME

Listen to the article:      Researchers have published a paper that shows various measures of deformability in the red blood cells of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) indicating that they are significantly stiffer in people with ME/CFS than those from healthy controls. The observations suggest that red blood cell transport through microcapillaries

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