Will the 21st Century Cures Act Deliver Innovation and Health Breakthroughs for Post-Infection Diseases?

By Emily Taylor, Director of Advocacy and Community Relations Five years ago, the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was signed into law making national headlines, launching new health initiatives, and spearheading a new chapter in government scientific investment. With robust funding, multiple government agencies rolled out programs designed to accelerate medical product development and […]

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You + ME Anniversary: 2021 Ramsay Researchers!

It’s our one-year anniversary and we’re celebrating all month! Today, we announce our 2021 Ramsay Researchers! The Solve M.E. Ramsay Grant Program is designed to build a workforce, with a special focus on early-career investigators, and to allow researchers to generate data to support larger grant applications. The Ramsay network now includes more than 60 researchers around […]

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Solve M.E./UCLA Announce Pilot Funding for ME/CFS Research

Second year of Solve/UCLA partnership September 2021–Solve M.E. is again partnering with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center to fund ME/CFS research through their Annual Health Pilot Program. This round of funding follows last year’s, which supported a clinical study assessing the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in ME/CFS. Solve’s […]

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You + ME Turns One!

What a Year!  We grew to nearly 5,000 members and are on track to reach 10,000 by mid-2022, creating a more and more robust resource for researchers.  [Click here to enroll.] We gathered more than 2.4 million data points, more than doubling the number in four months. We incorporated Long Covid data to enhance our understanding of […]

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Newly Published Research Connects ME/CFS and Covid-19

Unique collaboration between Harvard, Johns Hopkins and citizen-scientist supported by Solve M.E. A comprehensive review of ME/CFS and Long Covid research published this week suggests that symptoms of both may be caused by redox imbalance, which is linked to inflammation and reduction of cellular energy production. [Redox imbalance occurs when oxidants and antioxidants in a […]

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We’re Taking the CDC’s Draft Review of ME/CFS Diagnosis and Treatment to Congress

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced it was soliciting bids to create evidence-based treatment guidelines for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). In 2019, the CDC announced a contract with the Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC). The draft of this work, a Draft Systematic Evidence Review, was shared with the public for the […]

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Winners of New Stupski Data Analysis Awards Announced

The Solve M.E. Ramsay Grant Program is designed to build a research workforce for ME/CFS and to allow researchers to generate data to support larger grant applications.  Currently in its fourth year, the Ramsay network now includes more than 60 researchers around the world and has resulted in more than $7 million dollars of additional […]

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Understand Long Covid

By Sadie Whittaker, Chief Scientific Officer, Solve M.E. Many Covid-19 patients experience debilitating symptoms for months after the acute phase of the disease. Researchers worldwide have been collecting much-needed patient data on Long Covid. We are among them–we opened our patient registry, called You + ME, to those with Long COVID in December. Our enrollment […]

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The Path to Diagnostics for ME/CFS: Can Long Covid Pave a Short-Cut?

By Oved Amitay, President and CEO, Solve M.E. It is often said that there are no biomarkers for ME/CFS. In fact, a number of objective measurable biological differences between people with ME/CFS and healthy individuals have been observed over the years. Yet we are missing diagnostic biomarkers that can be readily used to make a […]

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