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The Burial of ME

Mary Dimmock has published an extraordinary review of the last thirty years of ME history. With her permission, I’ve reported her announcement with the link to the full document below. I highly recommend reading as much of this document as … Continue reading

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Expired Opportunities

NIH funding of ME/CFS research has bumped up against a deadline that could have dire consequences for 2015 and beyond. The primary mechanism for grant applications has expired. Grant applications to NIH must be submitted in response to calls for … Continue reading

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P2P: Not This Science

The P2P Workshop agenda focuses on a few broad categories of ME/CFS research: characteristics of the ME/CFS population; fostering innovative research; presentation and diagnosis in clinic; and, tools and measures for diagnosis and outcomes. Yet even with the late addition … Continue reading

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P2P and Dr. Francis Collins

On January 3, 2014, just three days before the P2P Working Group meeting, a troubling series of emails was exchanged among NIH leadership. These emails show confusion at the leadership level about the ME/CFS P2P and IOM efforts, and a … Continue reading

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Draft Systematic Review is UP

The draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS has been published. This review is extraordinarily important because it is being presented to the P2P Panel in a closed door session any day now. This review will … Continue reading

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P2P: Taking Shape

The P2P ME/CFS Workshop has been approved and is scheduled for December 9-10th, 2014. The focus of this post is on analyzing four components of the information released by NIH yesterday: P2P is describing our disease as fatigue, without post-exertional … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

The CDC hosted a conference call for ME/CFS patients and advocates today. The highlight of the call was a presentation from Dr. Ian Lipkin about his pathogen and immunology work in ME/CFS. But we received an important update on the … Continue reading

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Two Is Better Than One

My confidence in two-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is pretty obvious on this blog. A new study from ME/CFS experts Dr. Chris Snell, Staci Stevens, Dr. Todd Davenport, and Dr. Mark VanNess supplies hard data that shows how important a … Continue reading

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Quick Announcement

Finally (!) I am able to share the news that I’ve been invited to serve on a panel at the upcoming FDA Drug Development for ME/CFS Workshop. I’ve wanted to announce this for awhile, but panelists were asked not to … Continue reading

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NIH Collaboration

The news didn’t make much of a splash, but NIH recently issued a funding opportunity announcement that could benefit people with CFS. This purpose of this funding opportunity is to support “collaborative translational research projects” aimed at turning basic discoveries … Continue reading

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