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A petition for more biomedical research funding for ME/CFS that was started in January is only 2,000 signatures short
The Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Mailman School of Public Health in New York is internationally recognized as the world’s largest and most advanced academic center in microbe discovery, identification and diagnosis. Dr. Lipkin and Dr. Hornig and the CII team are thoroughly on the case of ME/CFS but they need our community support.
Melbourne’s #MillionsMissing event is on 25 May from 12-2pm on the lawns of Melbourne’s State Library of Victoria, Australia. Part of the globlal protest movement!
Dr Hornig went into more depth about their published cytokine work, as well as what they are working on and trying to achieve. The talk was jam-packed with great science and information. Dr Hornig talks about the crisis in funding, looking at gene expression and gene variants, screening for up to 1.7 million vertebrate viruses, metabolomics, looking at how the immune system and the microbiome could affect metabolism and the brain – and much, much more!
Australian researchers have found an abnormal centre in the brain which may explain problems with the signalling around the body.
This M.E. Awareness Month, our is simple: don’t ignore M.E. To spread this message, Action for M.E. launched three films as part of M.E. Awareness Week. Starring Sharon and Douglas, who have M.E., Sharon’s partner Connor, and our medical advisers Dr Gregor Purdie and Prof Julia Newton, each focuses on a different aspect of M.E. and its impact.
Professor Vincent Racianello of Columbia University has said of the PACE trial controversy, “I think they are going to
The idea behind Walk for ME is that friends and family of an ME sufferer do a sponsored walk, run or swim on their behalf, hence the name Walk for ME or Walk for me.
ME/CFS patient and science blogger Simon McGrath has produced a patient-friendly version of a recent peer-reviewed editorial on the disease that
This year’s conference of the International Association for CFS/ME (IACFS/ME) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 27–30 October will include
Australia’s University of NSW’s Psychiatry Department tested a graded activity program on 25 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Before the study, patients could complete around 4 hours of ‘moderate intensity exercise’ a week (self-reported). It was not measured or recorded at the end of the program but the study found small improvements in cognitive performance, with some caveats.
Dr Kenneth J. Friedman will discuss the CFS Advisory Committee’s (CFSAC’s) upcoming proposal for ME/CFS Centers of Excellence and
A new study was published recently in the journal Chronic Illness, entitled Housebound versus nonhousebound patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis
The Norwegian Research Council has announced that it received 737 research proposals from ME/CFS patients and their families in
Progressive Brain Changes in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Are our brains starved of oxygen?
A recent Australian study, Progressive Brain Changes in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Longitudinal MRI Study finds that
Introducing the #MillionsMissing Profile Filter App! This app was designed to help raise awareness for the millions of people
Invest in ME (IiME) have announced that Dr Vicky Whittemore of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will
Physician and patient, Sharon Meglathery MD, describes how she developed the RCCX Theory as a result of clinical observation, being a patient herself and having another patient mention the RCCX. She explains that the full theory is on her website www.rccxandillness.com. She then talks about meeting Karen Herbst MD PhD Endocrinologist through the website and setting up an IRB to study the RCCX Theory. Finally , she describes developing a non-profit to fund research into the RCCX module’s possible connection with familial chronic illness clusters (EDS-HT, CFS, FM, Lyme, MCAS, POTS, Psychiatric Spectrum, Pain, Autoimmune/Immunological, Endocrine, Adipose, Neurological Disorders, etc.). Donations can be made at www.rccxproject.org.
But that doesn’t answer the question: what’s with the cape and tighty-whiteys?
The article Professor Stephen Holgate: UK has “dream team” for Grand Challenge has raised significant concerns in the patient community.
Professor Jonathan Edwards, along with several ME/CFS patients and a carer with scientific backgrounds have co-authored a peer-reviewed editorial
#MillionsMissing now has an address where you can send your shoes! We are asking patients who are unable to
Many of us have already seen and signed Mary Gelpi’s petition asking the NIH to increase its research budget
Professor Chris Ferguson has called the PACE trial authors’ failure to release data from the trial one of “the
________ Note: This article has been updated to provide context about the long-running controversy over the CMRC’s inclusion of
A pdf of this article is now available here. On 21 April Dr Avindra Nath gave a Solve ME/CFS
May 12th Awareness Day is a great day to share a blog post. If you are writing a post, please consider using the tag #May12BlogBomb when you share your post on social media, and, also submitting the blog link for inclusion on the 2016 #May12BlogBomb Link List that will be collated on Sally Burch’s blog Just ME
The #MillionsMissing protest is full-steam-ahead: we’re mobilizing in Washington D.C., Seattle, San Fransisco, and Dallas; we’re revving up our