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Science for ME is our major new ME/CFS internet forum with a focus on community, support, advocacy – and, at the heart of it all, science. The forum opened this October and has already attracted over 500 members, with over 25,000 messages on more than 1,400 threads.
Dr. Fane Mensah (University College London (UCL)) and Ramsay Award Program 2016 Team 2 recently provided Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) with a progress update on their work. Mensah reflected on the driving force behind the study design, potential implications of the research, and the intercontinental partnership making it possible.
Two years ago, our then 10-year old son started to complain of a stomach ache that did not resolve. Other things seemed wrong, too. I did not want to be an alarmist and waited an appropriate amount of time before calling for an appointment, thinking there would be a simple solution.
OMF funded Metabolomics Validation Study update
OMF invites the ME/CFS community to join together to thank the Pineapple Fund by adding your appreciation to our online community-wide thank you card.
A member of #MEAction Network Australia has written a primer, outlining the flaws in the GET research and explaining why GET is likely to be harmful for people with ME/CFS.
A Westminster Hall debate on the PACE trial has been scheduled for Tuesday, 20th Feb., 11-11:30 a.m. Carol Monaghan
ME advocate Mary Dimmock has written a comprehensive report about the flawed science that led to the recommendation of
Pineapple Fund was so moved by the outpouring of support from the patient community and the importance of OMF’s research that they have increased their donation to a total of $5 million for research.
A Medical Education Working Group has been created by the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) to provide recommendations
Announcing $1.2M in funding for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University led by Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Director of OMF’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian equivalent of the NIH, has announced the establishment of an ME/CFS Advisory Committee to advise NHMRC’s CEO, Professor Anne Kelso, on current needs for research into ME/CFS, as well as clinical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the illness.
CFSAC is Wednesday (12/13) and Thursday (12/14) of this week! Please stand with us as we continue to urge
This guide will provide you with ideas for hosting your own impactful screening of Unrest that will be well-attended,
Dr. Faith Newton, Deleware State University, has created several resources to help children with ME/CFS improve their educational outcomes including the newest piece, a sample physician’s letter.
#OMFScienceWednesday showcases Dr. Jonas Bergquist.
This is an exciting time for ME advocacy in Boston, Massachusetts. We are preparing for our November 12th, Sunday
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) announced the recipients of the 2017 Ramsay Award Program on Tuesday. The Ramsay Award Program, now in its second year, is a competitive grant that funds ME/CFS researchers at every stage of their careers. The five winning proposals receive one year of funding to research a diverse range of topics including immunology, bioenergetics, metabolomics, microbiome and neuroendocrine biology. The awardees hail from six different countries across the globe.
This past spring I attended a screening for Unrest at the Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto. Something powerfully transformative happened during the screening. Something that can’t be articulated in a review.
Our November and December schedule for the Living w/ ME Support Group has just been announced. Sunday, November 12:
The Stanford Medicine X conference is offering a scholarship to attend the April 28-29, 2018 conference, and receive funding for
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) held its second annual Discovery Forum Saturday October 14. The forum dubbed “a new era in ME/CFS research” brought together leaders from academia, government agencies, private clinics, biotech and research institutions to discuss developments in the field of ME/CFS research.
Keep up-to-date on this issue by following the Twitter accounts @mecvsnieuws and @ME_gids More than 10,400 signatures for the Dutch
OMF expands international outreach. Corrected link to the translation page.
Announcing Discovery Forum 2017: A New Era in ME/CFS Research
Watch individual presentations and Q&A from the Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the outcome of its ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) competitive consortium grants, marking an unprecedented and tangible commitment from the federal agency to the disease. The NIH announced four recipient teams; one Data Management Coordination Center (DMCC) and three Collaborative Research Centers (CRCs).
With the excitement and attention around the theatrical premiere of ‘Unrest’ in NYC this month now is the time
UPDATE On 20th September, NICE overturned the original proposal and announced it would review its guideline on ME. This
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21/09/17 CONTACT: [email protected] #MEAction Rejects the Findings of the SMILE Trial of The Lightning Process for Chronic