Posts Tagged ‘Biomarker discovery’

Guest Blog: Armin Alaedini, PhD – The Search for Food Sensitivity Biomarkers in ME/CFS

January 17, 2015

Often those with ME/CFS experience gastrointestinal symptoms. Biomarkers of these symptoms could help to identify subtypes in ME/CFS. Dr. Armin Aledini is using samples from the SolveCFS BioBank™ to look for auto-antibodies against a range of dietary proteins. In this guest blog post he discusses Celiac disease, which is a commonly misdiagnosed condition with symptoms similar to ME/CFS. READ MORE…

Research Digest – December 2014: 10 Important Advances in ME/CFS

December 12, 2014

While progress is still far too slow, there have been many recent interesting and important discoveries in ME/CFS. In this year-end blog post, Dr. Vernon and Dr. Komaroff summarize what they regard as the most important recent advances in our field. READ MORE…

Deciphering Post-Exertional Malaise

November 21, 2014

On September 18, 2014, Dane B. Cook, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Solve ME/CFS Initiative 2011 funded investigator, presented our most popular webinar of the year on the system biology approach his team is taking to provide a clear picture as to what causes post-exertional malaise. In this guest post for our blog, Dr. Cook reviews the material presented and tackles the many questions we received from webinar participants.

Research Digest – October 2014: The Search for Diagnostic Certainty

October 24, 2014

Currently ME/CFS is defined by symptoms that are common in many other medical and psychiatric diseases. A lack of specific biomarkers and clear diagnostic criteria often leads to misdiagnosis and muddied research results. In this month’s Research Digest we review three different studies that seek to identify more specific biomarkers for ME/CFS. READ MORE…

SolveCFS BioBank: Breaking Down Barriers to ME/CFS Research, part 2 of 4

January 28, 2014

The SolveCFS BioBank is an important resource to attract the brightest investigators from the best medical institutions into the field of ME/CFS, lowering the barriers to participation in the field of advancing ME/CFS research. Read more in part 2 of 4 in the series…

Carol Head Addresses the IOM Committee

January 28, 2014

On Monday, January 27th, 2014, Carol Head, Association President and CEO was in Washington D.C. along with several other organization leaders, fellow advocates and patients to take part in the first public meeting of the IOM Committee for Diagnostic Criteria for ME/CFS. Read her full comments and access the “Road to Diagnosis” report we shared.