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The NIH Plan for ME is Dismal

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Occupy M.E. describes the NIH's current plan to address the crisis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as "do a little and wait." Blogger Jennie Spotila describes the agency's plan, which was found buried in the NIH 2019 budget request sent to Congress, as follows: NIH is going to wait for the new Collaborative ...

Calling all Patients: Fill Out the Research Survey about PEM

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DePaul University is asking the patient population to fill out a survey to better understand the effects of post-exertional malaise (PEM) in people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The patient community aided in the development of this questionnaire to more accurately define and measure abnormal responses to physical and/or ...

The End ME/CFS Tour in Boston w/ Linda Tannenbaum

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Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) president, Linda Tannenbaum, will give a special lecture on the state of ME/CFS research at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Boston, MA, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association. Open Medicine Foundation® (OMF) is the leading research organization working to end ME/CFS and ...

The End ME/CFS Tour in NYC w/ Linda Tannenbaum

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Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) president, Linda Tannenbaum, will give a special lecture on the state of ME/CFS research at Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The event will be moderated by Terri L. Wilder, #MEAction New York Activist. Open Medicine Foundation® ...

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 ...

Drastic changes to Ampligen clinical trial hurts ME patients – sign the petition to fight it

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Patients in the Ampligen clinical trial are asking for community help to protest changes that will force many to stop getting this medicine. Please sign our petition urging Hemispherx to put ME patients first, always ...

Canada: Find CIHR qualified grant reviewers!

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When a grant proposal is submitted, a panel of experts will examine it for merit before making a final decision.  But what happens when those 'experts' deny the very existence of the disease they purport to study? Memorably, a recent grant proposal was submitted to Canada's CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health ...

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 ...

Cast your vote today help fund epigenetic research for ME

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Action CIND is competing in the Aviva contest for $100,000 to advance ME and FM research in Canada. REGISTER at http://avivacommunityfund.org, CAST 18 VOTES TODAY at https://avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-356, and SHARE contest information to help them ...