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Category Tag: science

Introducing #MEAction’s 2019 ME Research Summary

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We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2019 research summary reviewing the most current and important research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and ME/CFS of the past 10 years. Our research summary provides essential stakeholders with access to a compiled, digestible resource that can help them excel in their respective ...

#MEAction Drafts Response to NIH’s Request for Information

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NINDS, the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke at the NIH has solicited an RFI, or a Request for Information, from the ME community on how to advance research for myalgic encephalomyelitis.   With only a few weeks’ turn-around, the #MEAction NIH working group met and was able to produce ...

$1M Biobank Project for Australia

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A charitable trust, the Mason Foundation, is asking researchers to submit proposals for a biobank and patient registry as well as a research project that uses the data and specimens. The trust will grant $200,000 a year for five years for the biobank project, $1 million in total. Applications are now open and ...

Meet The Scientist: Professor Anthony Komaroff

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Anthony Komaroff, MD, is the distinguished Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has published over 230 research articles and two books. From 1997-2015 he was editor in chief of the Harvard Health Publications Division of Harvard Medical School, the division responsible for disseminating ...

Australian Government Announces $3M for ME/CFS Research

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Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $3M for research into ME/CFS. Minister Hunt notes that “funding will be provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help researchers develop a better understanding of the cause and condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Diagnosis of ...

Meta-Analysis Shows Blunted Heart Rate Contributes to Activity Intolerance in People with ME

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The Workwell Foundation issued the press release below about its meta-analysis of 20 years of studies that shows "overwhelming evidence" of chronotropic incompetence in people with ME/CFS, which contributes to activity intolerance in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  A normal response to exercise is an increase in heart rate. Failure of the heart to ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted ...

Extended deadline – Attend the NIH Conference with a Scholarship from #MEAction!

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#MEAction is currently accepting applications from medical students and practicing medical professionals to attend the National Institutes of Health meeting on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) research on April 4th-5th, 2019 in Bethesda, MD. The application is now due at 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 26th. The goal of the meeting is to showcase high-quality studies to better understand the ...

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 ...