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Category Archives: Research

$1M Biobank Project for Australia

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A charitable trust, the Mason Foundation, is asking researchers to submit proposals for a biobank and patient registry as well as a research project that uses the data and specimens. The trust will grant $200,000 a year for five years for the biobank project, $1 million in total. Applications are now open and ...

#MEAction Medical Travel Scholarship Award Winners

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#MEAction Medical Travel Scholarship   Because of the generous donation from a private family foundation, #MEAction has been able to provide travel scholarships to medical practitioners and medical students to attend the National Institutes of Health conference on ME this Thursday and Friday.   The goal of the meeting is to showcase high-quality ...

Australian Government Announces $3M for ME/CFS Research

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Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $3M for research into ME/CFS. Minister Hunt notes that “funding will be provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help researchers develop a better understanding of the cause and condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Diagnosis of ...

Meta-Analysis Shows Blunted Heart Rate Contributes to Activity Intolerance in People with ME

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The Workwell Foundation issued the press release below about its meta-analysis of 20 years of studies that shows "overwhelming evidence" of chronotropic incompetence in people with ME/CFS, which contributes to activity intolerance in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  A normal response to exercise is an increase in heart rate. Failure of the heart to ...

Enrolling: NIH Intramural Study

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Overview The objective of this research study is to look in-depth at the clinical and biological characteristics of ME/CFS. Participants with ME/CFS are inpatients at the clinical center at NIH for approximately two weeks on their first visit and another two weeks if they return for the second round of the ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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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 ...

Enrolling: Harvard brain scan PEM study — local only

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

A loss to the ME community: Jonas Blomberg

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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 ...

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

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#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 ...