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Ron Davis Receives $2.5 Million Grant from NIH

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Dr Ron Davis and his team at the Stanford Genome Technology Center have received a large research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will fund research for 5 years at $500,000 a year and will involve 15 collaborators, 9 of which have never worked in the ME/CFS field before ...

Denmark has some recommendations for ME… and they’re pretty awful

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Article written by Rebecca Hansen, Chairman of the Danish ME Association  The Danish Health Authority (SST) released their new treatment recommendations for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) patients on June 18 as part of a guideline called “Physical Training as Treatment.” The chapter on ME is nothing short of medical abuse. It defines ME as fatigue and ...

Pastor Testifies About Wife’s ME

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Lutheran pastor, Stephen Friedrich, spoke about his wife's struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis before the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) hearing on June 20th.  CFSAC met for its bi-annual meeting to discuss recommendations to make to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on issues related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and

What next for the NICE guidelines?

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Parliament Plays NICE #MEAction UK was thrilled to watch the longest ever UK parliamentary debate about ME on 21st June, after working so hard alongside so many others to make it happen. The three hour debate in Westminster Hall about treatment and research reflected a seismic shift in political understanding of ME.

Volunteer of the Month: a Scottish Trio

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This month we want to honor the work of three women with #MEAction Scotland - Emma Shorter, Kim Gurav and Janet Sylvester -  who have done an incredible job advocating for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. The partnership began last January when Kim and Janet wanted to organise a screening of Unrest, which

Next steps: a letter to our community

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Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to comment on some of the confusion and concern of these last few weeks and offer some steps forward to help clarify how #MEAction works, what our core value are, and how we plan to make concrete our policy positions going forward. We

#MEAction Board Member, Pam Laird, Celebrates Fundraising Success

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I’ve been privileged to serve on the #MEAction Board these last three years. Though I’ve worked in Silicon Valley and seen many high-growth start-ups, #MEAction’s progress has been one of the wildest rides I’ve ever seen. I’ve been amazed at the level of grass-roots participation and growth you’ve made happen. When

NIH Director: Our Judge and Jury, Prison Guard and Executioner

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An anonymous testimony given before the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC), which met last week for its bi-annual meeting to discuss recommendations to make to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on issues related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.  *Note, an anonymous person gave this testimony. #MEAction has published

Mother Shares Heartbreaking Testimony about Sons with Severe ME

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This mother has participated in CFSAC meetings more than 20 times in an effort to get the Health and Human Services to take appropriate action to address this health crisis. Her two sons have suffered from severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for more than a decade. The photo was taken of her sons one month and

U.S. – Center for Solutions for ME/CFS Seeks Applicants for Community Advisory Committee

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The Center for Solutions for ME/CFS is seeking applications for the Community Advisory Committee. The deadline is Monday, July 9. Apply here: CAC application, available in Google Forms. The Center for Solutions for ME/CFS (CfS for ME/CFS) is a multi-institutional, inter-disciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the biology of ME/CFS, and developing diagnostic

Australia: Mason Foundation Explores Funding ME and CFS Biobank

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Most of Australia’s medical research funding for ME and CFS comes from the Mason Foundation, who are currently looking at whether they will fund a biobank or a patient registry for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and/or chronic fatigue syndrome samples. Recently the Mason Foundation updated stakeholders on the decision-making process. This is important

Westminster Hall debate could be a ‘turning of the tide’ for ME

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Today was a turning of the tide for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) as 26 MPs attended a Westminster Hall debate on treatment and research for ME.  MPs called for the immediate removal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) from the NICE guidelines, as patients have consistently reported being harmed from attempting to undergo this

Read ‘Invest in ME’s’ Parliamentary Briefing

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UK charity Invest in ME has written a briefing for the 21 June Westminster Hall debate that calls for £20 million in funding for biomedical research for five years. The briefing also provides an excellent summary of the disease and the challenges patients face accessing appropriate care.     Here is

Clarification about our Senate Resolution for ME/CFS

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This is a letter to the community from #MEAction, Solve ME/CFS, and MassCFIDS about our recent U.S. congressional work. Dear Friends, We want to clarify an important issue about our recent advocacy work. After two years of fierce advocacy by our community, we are thrilled that Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts has