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New Study Explores Role of Energy-Regulating Enzyme PDH in ME/CFS

January 13, 2017

A new study entitled “Metabolic profiling indicates impaired pyruvate dehydrogenase function in myalgic encephalopathy/chronic fatigue syndrome” by Fluge et al. was recently published in the leading Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study examined a total of 300 participants (approximately 200 ME/CFS patients, diagnosed according to […]

January 2017 Research 1st – Dr. Nahle Letter

January 13, 2017

Dear Friends, With every new year, we renew our commitment to remain the uncompromising force working on behalf of patients. Indeed, our dedication to finding solutions to this disease has never been stronger or better focused. And while we scrape a dollar from here and […]

Dr. Maureen Hanson Visits SMCI to Discuss Ongoing Collaboration

January 13, 2017

On Thursday, January 5, Dr. Maureen Hanson of Cornell University visited SMCI’s Los Angeles headquarters. Dr. Hanson’s visit provided the opportunity to meet with SMCI President Carol Head and Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President for Research Dr. Zaher Nahle to discuss ongoing projects and […]

SMCI-Directed Research Study Explores Immuno-senescence

January 13, 2017

Another of our SMCI-Directed Research Studies is being conducted in partnership with Dr. Sheila Stewart of Washington University in St. Louis in collaboration with Dr. Masashi Narita of the Narita Group at Cambridge University in England. This study explores immuno-senescence and cell-cycle analysis in the […]

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 […]