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Our losses in the ME community

It’s been a devastating summer for the ME community.  We have lost Jodi Bassett, Louise Ramage, Tink Bastian, and Linda Hayes Burke.  Yesterday, we learned that we lost Tom Jarrett. Jodi Bassett, 41, was a passionate advocate for ME who helped thousands of people better understand their condition through her website The Hummingbirds’ Foundation for

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Introducing Blue Ribbon Fellow: Kristina Gemayel

The Blue Ribbon Foundation, the non-profit behind the documentary Forgotten Plague, has an educational and research agenda. In addition to getting the film in front of as many people in the medical and health profession as possible, one of the primary programs they have created is a student fellowship for medical students to assist in top

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Introducing the Seed Grant Ramsay Award Program

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is now accepting applications for the Ramsay Award Program in basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiology research. This competitive grant award is open to scientists and researchers at any career stage who are interested in studying myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

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#MEAction Policy Change: ME, not ME/CFS

The staff of #MEAction, who run the communications platform that is our website, social media channels, and email list, have decided to adopt ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis for future communications about the disease, except where the name CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome needs to be mentioned for the sake of clarity and to effectively communicate

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US: Attend the #MillionsMissing USA call this Sunday!

This Sunday at 4pm ET, US organizers for the September #MillionsMissing protests will be meeting together to plan, mobilize, and connect with other protesters.  Those who have volunteered to lead a city protest are highly encouraged to attend; those just wanting to learn more about the protests are also very welcome. If this is the

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Contribute clips to L.A.'s #MillionsMissing Video

Last October, I released the short documentary The Last Great Medical Cover Up to a widely receptive audience. Now, I am looking to alter and expand the film in time to promote Round 2 of the groundbreaking #MillionsMissing movement. And I need your help to make this new and improved version a reality. Individuals living

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Send Dr. Ron Davis a 75th birthday message!

The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is inviting patients and supporters to send Dr. Ron Davis a message for his birthday and a donation to support his End ME/CFS Project. The OMF said that the messages would be compiled into a “massive card” that would be presented to him. Dr. Davis, of Stanford University, will be

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New research: gut microbes identify 83% of patients

Signs of bacterial infection and inflammation Recently, a team of researchers led by Ludovic Giloteaux of Cornell University measured the levels of several biomarkers in 49 ME/CFS patients and 39 controls, including LPS to measure bacteria in the bloodstream and CD14 and C-reactive protein to measure inflammation.  Researchers also measured the levels of intestinal fatty

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Tuller slams “terrible” PACE in podcast

Dr. David Tuller has provided an overview and update of his work criticizing the PACE trial in a podcast interview with Professor Vincent Racaniello on This Week in Virology (TWiV). Dr. Tuller, of University of California, Berkeley, published a series of damning critiques of the study on Professor Racaniello’s Virology Blog, starting with a lengthy article

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