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Category Tag: science

Neuroinflammation review by #MEAction research fellows

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Though science may speed along a bit fast to 'catch' on audio, you can also listen to me read this article on #MEAction's Soundcloud here. We are pleased and proud to announce that our two research fellows, Sydney A. Brumfield and Paula S. Lara Mejia, have written and released their first ...

How Does ME Research Fare? Check Out these Piecharts.

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Research scientist, Dr Mark Guthridge, PhD, from Melbourne Australia created this piechart to show that of these 13 diseases, people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have the worst quality of life but the least number of scientific publications in 2018. Follow Dr. Guthridge on Twitter.                                   In this piechart, Dr. Guthridge shows that ME/CFS ...

Apply for Stanford Medicine X Conference as ePatient or Presenter – deadline Jan. 31st

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Stanford University hosts an annual academic conference, Medicine X, every September to bring together community stakeholders, innovators and leaders in health care to empower collaborative change. This year's Medicine X | Change conference will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Sept. 20 - 22, 2019. Stanford describes ...

Study Shows that Red Blood Cells are Stiffer in People with ME

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Researchers have published a paper that shows various measures of deformability in the red blood cells of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) indicating that they are significantly stiffer in people with ME/CFS than those from healthy controls. The observations suggest that red blood cell transport through microcapillaries may explain, ...

2018 ME/CFS Research Summary

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Commissioned and originally published by the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Be sure to check out their interactive guide here. Follow Rochelle on Medium. 2018 was a pivotal year for ME/CFS research, yielding over 200 publications specifically addressing various aspects of ME/CFS. Foundational work emerged from prominent biomedical scientists around the globe, leveraging ...

Post-interferon fatigue study: a mixed bag

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A study scheduled for our December research roundup entered the limelight yesterday due to an SMC campaign in the UK. The study that has everyone talking is a study at King's College London called Persistent fatigue induced by interferon-alpha: a novel, inflammation-based, proxy model of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and features some familiar ...

Journal Publishes Article about ME Biobank

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Frontiers in Neurology, an open-access journal, published an article about the UK ME/CFS Biobank this week. This narrative paper describes the journey of how people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) came together with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to conceptualize and establish the biobank, which provides a critical resource ...

Study Shows Red Blood Cells Less Deformable in ME Patients – Possible Biomarker

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Written by Ronald W. Davis, PhD This paper documents that red blood cells are less deformable in ME/CFS patients compared to healthy controls. It potentially could be a biomarker, and we are proceeding to design new devices that will make a clear distinction between patients and healthy controls. These devices will ...

Study Examines Link between Immune Dysfunction and Metabolism in ME

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This article was first published on ME Australia.  An international collaboration of scientists, including Fane Mensah, Jo Cambridge and Australia's Chris Armstrong, investigated the relationship between CD24 expression and B cell maturation and found CD24 expression on B cells is related to energy metabolism and that its role differs between B ...

Research: supporting advocacy orgs yields huge payoffs

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This Giving Tuesday, I've got some good science to show why you should donate to #MEAction and other advocacy organizations! The study Disease Politics and Medical Research Funding: Three Ways Advocacy Shapes Policy sets out to discuss single-disease interest groups and their influence on US politics: "This article explores their effects on federal ...