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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 ...

#MEAction Scotland Speaks at Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee – Watch the Video

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#MEAction Scotland appeared before the Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee on June 7th to give evidence on its petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland.  Watch the hearing: Not all petitioners are called before the Parliament’s Petitions Committee, so the fact that #MEAction Scotland has been summoned is very encouraging. The petition has received 7,000 ...

Make yourself Heard before U.S. Health Officials – Submit your Comment to CFSAC by June 13

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You showed up for #MillionsMissing, now is the time to show up before our federal agencies to demand that they take urgent and strategic action for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will hold its bi-annual meeting on June 20th and 21st, and we need ...

Victory for #MEAction NY Activists: State Publishes Webpage about ME

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The New York State Department of Health has recently established a new webpage about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on its website, thanks to the hard work of #MEAction activists. New York is one of only three states in the U.S. that has a page on ME. (Illinois and Wisconsin have some ...

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 ...

The Power of the Shoe

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    Shoes have been a powerful, unifying symbol for #MillionsMissing since the first global protest in 2016. Demonstrations across the world have displayed rows of shoes to represent what people are missing from their lives due to myalgic encephalomyelitis. The haunting image of rows of shoes symbolizing the effect of this ...

Action Alert: Ask Francis Collins Anything this Friday at 2pm EST

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  The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20 at 2pm EST. Genomics experts will answer questions at the Reddit Science community forum, "/r/Science". A Reddit AMA is an opportunity to ask interesting individuals questions about anything ...

Join the #MillionsMissing – from your bed, your home, a local park

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    #MillionsMissing is fast approaching on May 12th, and we are thrilled to see cities across the world planning demonstrations with bullhorns and speeches. But, we want to emphasize that #MillionsMissing is a movement of “can-you-see-ME-now” at any level. We strongly encourage people who cannot leave their homes to join the ...

CFS Advisory Committee Seeks Voting Members

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    The U.S. Chronic Fatigue Advisory Committee (CFSAC) is looking to fill six vacant positions as voting members: One position for patients or caregivers affected by ME/CFS One position for an individual with expertise in health care delivery, private health care services or insurers, or voluntary organizations concerned with the problems of ...

Dutch Health Council Downgrades GET for ME/CFS

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Author: Dutch Citizens’ Initiative “Recognize ME” (Group ME-TheHague). In the release of its much-anticipated report, the Dutch Health Council sees no reason to advise the use of Graded Exercise Therapy for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome. However, the report does not go as far as to provide a ...