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#MEAction RFI Poll Report (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in our series on the #MEAction RFI polling data.  Click here for Part I and here for Part II. Clinical and Research Testing Perhaps unsurprisingly given Davis’s recent progress, metabolomics were what patients believed ME research needs to progress swiftly; two-day exercise testing was rated as less important, perhaps due

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#MEAction RFI Poll Report (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second part of the RFI Poll Report.  To see the Part 1, click here. The Need for an Inclusive Model of Research Severe patients The inclusion of severe patients in research emerged as a theme in stakeholder comments. Severe patients will likely present with gross biological abnormalities, and therefore present a significant

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SMCI Engaged with NIH Officials to Further Appropriate ME/CFS Funding

On May 24, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the first ever Request for Information (RFI) regarding ME/CFS, requesting submissions addressing new research strategies for the disease. Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) submitted a unique and pointed response to this RFI in the form of an imitation funding announcement.

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#MillionsMissing Meets With Government Officials

In late May, protesters all over the world met with their government representatives to discuss the #MillionsMissing demands:  better research funding, better physician training, and government oversight for ME/CFS. In Washington, DC, nine #MillionsMissing protesters met with 17 U.S. Congressional offices: Senator McCain (AZ-R) Lindsey Graham (SC-R) Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) Tammy Baldwin (WI-D) Cory Booker

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Respond to the NIH's Request for Information

On May 24th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the document Request for Information: Soliciting Input for New Research Strategies for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).  An RFI, or Request for Information is “critical for identification and consideration of research areas and topics to be included in future efforts.”  The Trans-NIH ME/CFS Working Group

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2016 ME/CFS conference season opens

The Invest in ME conference in London on Friday, 3 June is the first of three major ME/CFS conferences this year and there are indications that patients may be able to access live updates or recorded presentations from all three. Some audience members attending the Invest in ME conference are expected to report live on

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Whittemore presents ME/CFS proposal to NIH, May 26, 2016

Chairman: For open session, this is a concept clearance, and just to remind you, normally we’re expected to spend our appropriated funds, sort of open to all things within our mission, and if we decided to a priori say we’re going to set aside a pot of money for some particular topic, then we need to

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Videocast of Trans-NIH group’s ME/CFS proposals at 2pm today

The US Trans-NIH (National Institutes of Health) ME/CFS Working Group will present its proposal to advance research into the disease during a live webcast at 2pm (Eastern Time) on Thursday 26 May. The broadcast will take place from a meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council. In order to be funded, proposals

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