Archive for December, 2016

Ramsay Research Team 5 – The Potential Role of HHV-6 in ME/CFS

December 16, 2016

This study from Dr. Bhupesh Prusty (Julius Maximilian University of Wurzburg) is entitled “HHV-6 Mediated Mitochondrial Modulation and Its Association to ME/CFS.” While the precise role of pathogens in the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) remains mostly uncharacterized, human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is […]

Ramsay Research Team 4 – Identifying Autoimmune Signatures in ME/CFS

December 16, 2016

This study from Dr. Carmen Scheibenbogen (Charite University Medicine Berlin) and Madlen Lobel (Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin) is entitled “Autoimmune Signature in CFS/ME.” It combines in-depth genetic screening methodologies with the study of autoimmune factors regulating a specific type of surface receptors important in cellular signaling […]

Ramsay Research Team 1 – Exploring Brain Inflammation by Measuring Temperature

December 16, 2016

The study from Dr. Jarred Younger of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is entitled “Advanced Non-Invasive Analysis in ME/CFS Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions.” This study will use a magnetic resonance spectroscopic thermometry (MRSt) technique to assess absolute temperature across the entire brain. This technique […]

The Ramsay Award Program Peer-Review Process

December 16, 2016

SMCI is the only ME/CFS organization to award seed grants for preliminary research, historically giving out seed grants once every three years. Our new, annual seed grant program, The Ramsay Award Program, will now give awards to promising researchers annually. When the Ramsay Award Program […]

December Research 1st – Dr. Nahle’s Letter

December 16, 2016

Dear Friends, The results of the 2016 Ramsay Award Program are in! The Ramsay Award Program is a newly announced, annual research grants competition in basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological research open to investigators at any career stage who are interested in studying ME/CFS. As […]

Autoimmune Signature in CFS/ME

December 6, 2016

A project summary as written by Carmen Scheibenbogen and Madlen Lobel: There is ample evidence of an autoimmune pathomechanism in a subset of patients with CFS. We could recently show autoantibodies against adrenergic (AdR) and muscarinic acetylcholine (MAchR) receptors in a subset of CFS/ME patients […]