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Category Archives: Research

Watch the Stanford Research Update on T-cells

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Dr. Mark Davis, Director of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection, talks about his work with T-cells to understand their role in ME/CFS and to determine if ME/CFS is an autoimmune disease. The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is funding the work of Dr. Davis into ME/CFS ...

OMF Creates Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center

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The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is proud to announce that it has funded $1.8 million for the establishment of a new ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  The new Harvard ...

OMF Receives $1 million Donation for ME/CFS Research

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The Open Medicine Foundation received a $1 million anonymous pledge to escalate Dr. Ron Davis’s systems biology approach with Robert Phair, PhD, at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University.  This will expand the search for and testing of their “metabolic trap” hypothesis, and will enable Dr. Davis to hire ...

Read about the Ongoing Science at OMF

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The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is continuing to fund the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford. These are the projects currently underway: T cells and immunology Michael Sikora, in collaboration with Mark Davis, PhD, Lars Steinmetz, PhD, and Ron Davis, PhD, at Stanford University, will examine the role of T cells and immune-related ...

How Much Does the UK Dept. of Health Spend on ME?

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MP Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) had asked the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how much it plans to allocate to biomedical research for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in the current financial year?  In quotations below is the response from the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, Caroline Dinenage ...

Open Medicine Foundation Announces Harvard Collaborative Research Center

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Today, the Open Medicine Foundation announced that it had funded a new ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard under Ron Tompkins and Wenzhong Xiao, to the tune of $1.8 million dollars. The Center will include with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There are ...

The NIH Plan for ME is Dismal

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Occupy M.E. describes the NIH's current plan to address the crisis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as "do a little and wait." Blogger Jennie Spotila describes the agency's plan, which was found buried in the NIH 2019 budget request sent to Congress, as follows: NIH is going to wait for the new Collaborative ...

Calling all Patients: Fill Out the Research Survey about PEM

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DePaul University is asking the patient population to fill out a survey to better understand the effects of post-exertional malaise (PEM) in people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The patient community aided in the development of this questionnaire to more accurately define and measure abnormal responses to physical and/or ...

OMF: A look back on 2017 Highlights

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OMF presents a look back on their 2017 highlights in research, outreach, advocacy, recognition, and more ...

NIH reply to my open letter (and a legal question from a peasant)

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Samuel Wales, who has had ME for many years, has kindly allowed us to republish his latest blog post, which can be found here. Intro My previous post contains my open letter to Francis Collins. It got a lot of readers. Many were from NIH. But who exactly at NIH is ...