Deciphering Post-Exertional Malaise

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.

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The Importance of a Representative Patient Population for Research

Being able to offer researchers access to ME/CFS patients with demographic and clinical characteristics that represent the full range of people affected with ME/CFS removes a significant hurdle all researchers face. With the SolveCFS BioBank™ we can make ME/CFS research more appealing and accessible. But how do we ensure our SolveCFS BioBank™ is representative of the entire patient population? READ MORE….

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SMCI Survey Data Analyzed for Publication

Leonard A. Jason, along with Laura Nicholson, Diana Ohanian, Kelly O’Connor, & Abigail Brown, all of DePaul University are preparing a paper titled, “ME/CFS Patient Perspectives on Name Change & Priorities for Healthcare Provider Education.” This paper is based on the results of an SMCI survey facilitated prior to an IOM committee meeting earlier this year. Read the summary now, in advance of publication…

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