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The Center for Solutions for ME/CFS is an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional center comprised of clinicians, clinical investigators, basic scientists who are committing to working together to understand the pathogenesis of ME/CFS and develop evidence-based strategies for interventions that prevent and mitigate disease.

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Community Advisory Committee Introduces Guidelines to Accelerate Meaningful ME/CFS Research

by Therese Russo and Kathi Kuehnel, lead authors on behalf of the Community Advisory Committee Researchers from across the NIH’s ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center (CRC) consortium held a two-day network meeting in October to share findings from their past four years of NIH-funded research.  This year, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was invited to participateContinue reading “Community Advisory Committee Introduces Guidelines to Accelerate Meaningful ME/CFS Research”

The Coding Problem—Why no American can develop ME/CFS, including after COVID

Mary Dimmock Please sign this petition to fix the coding problem that makes Americans with ME/CFS invisible. If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? And if an American develops ME/CFS, would the US disease tracking systems know about it? Philosophers may debate the first question but the answer to theContinue reading “The Coding Problem—Why no American can develop ME/CFS, including after COVID”

Redox Imbalance: A Core Feature of ME/CFS and Acute COVID-19

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD ME/CFS is defined exclusively by symptoms—subjective experiences that are hard to verify by objective testing. For that reason, since interest in ME/CFS began to grow in the 1980s, scientists have been looking for evidence of underlying objective abnormalities that might explain the symptoms. A recent review, published August 24, 2021, inContinue reading “Redox Imbalance: A Core Feature of ME/CFS and Acute COVID-19”

ME/CFS Research: State of the Art, State of the Science

Written by Dr. Anthony Komaroff On June 7, 2021, Drs. Lipkin and Komaroff published an article in Trends in Molecular Medicine on the state of ME/CFS research in the wake of COVID-19. An illness like ME/CFS has been described in the medical literature for several hundred years.  Yet, when interest in the illness resurfaced inContinue reading “ME/CFS Research: State of the Art, State of the Science”

A letter from our Community Advisory Committee

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Dear Dr. Collins, We are a Community Advisory Committee established with the support of the NIH to advise the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center consortium. We are housed at the Center for Solutions for ME/CFS at Columbia University. OurContinue reading “A letter from our Community Advisory Committee”

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