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New York State Health Commissioner Sends Letter to Physicians about ME

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On Friday, May 26th, New York State (NYS) Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker emailed a letter regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to eighty-five thousand physicians in NYS. In the letter he describes the illness, encourages physicians to consider ME as part of a differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with symptoms, and ...

SF Bay Area: Get Stanford Some Healthy Controls!

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If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or know any others who do, please consider asking them to donate blood to the Stanford Genome Technology Center as a healthy control. The blood will be used for multiple purposes, including in Ron Davis's ME/CFS research.  If you know individuals ...

Ramsay Award Winners and Webinar with Dr. Zaher Nahle

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Do you have questions about ME/CFS research? Two weeks from today, the last webinar of this year will be held on December 15th with Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, vice president for research and scientific programs at Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Send your questions about upcoming research programs to edavie@solvecfs.org To sign ...

Take Lenny Jason’s survey on emotional impact of having ME

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Lenny Jason's recent research paper, Mortality in patients with ME and CFS, found patients are significantly at risk for earlier all-cause mortality with the top three causes of death being suicide, cardiovascular problems, and cancer.  Jason is well-known for his epidemiology work, with over 80 articles on ME; he was ...

Attend the IACFS/ME conference this month

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Where does rituximab fit in among the treatment options for ME/CFS? What is the US government's research plan? How can I increase the chances my disability application will be or continue to be approved? What medications can I try for fibromyalgia now that morphine and related prescriptions are restricted?   Come to our international scientific ...

Help fund CII’s ME/CFS Monster Study: Microbes, Immunity, & Complex Data

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Columbia University - Center for Infection and Immunity has seriously upped the ante on the initial microbe discovery project in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Their impressive, rigorous new study could point the way to diagnostic tests, and even treatments – but first they need the funds to complete the work ...

Ask NIH to fund an Ampligen Trial Today!

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Join our response to the NIH Request for Information: we seek NIH funding for ME/CFS clinical trials starting with Ampligen as the closest medication to approval for our disease ...

Listen to Jarred Younger’s CDC conference call this Thursday

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The latest of the US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) telephone conference calls for ME/CFS will take place on Thursday, June 23, and will feature Dr. Jarred Younger. His talk, which will begin at 3:15 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), is titled, “Current and Future ...

Donate to the Bateman Horne Center Capacity Campaign – Wings to Fly!

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The Bateman Horne Center (BHC) - uniquely positioned to create collaborations between amazing, well-qualified patients and stellar research partners - has an urgent need to increase capacity in order to see patients and grow the research program. Investigators are seeking access to our patient population more and more, yet due ...

Apply for NIH grants for early-stage investigators of ME/CFS

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Yesterday, the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) announced that the NIH awarded them a R13 conference grant by the National Institutes of Health for their international conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 27 - 30, 2016. The grant will fund conference registration, travel and hotel expenses for up ...