The study aims to establish a condensed personalized research protocol that can be used to characterize ME/CFS in individual patients as it pertains to all their unique biological aspects, interacting with a complex chronic disease.
Studying microRNAs could help to bridge the conceptual gap between genetic predisposition and environmental factors causing ME/CFS or exacerbating specific symptoms.
In 2020, OMF secured a $1 million grant to launch the first year of an international, multi-year study across the five OMF funded Collaborative Research Centers (CRC). The aim of this study is to examine Post-COVID Syndrome transitioning to ME/CFS. We are actively working to raise an additional $2 million for years two and three of the study. I am pleased to share with you an update on the first phase of this groundbreaking — and urgently needed — research project:
Mechanisms That Prevent Recovery in Prolonged ICU Patients Also Underlie ME/CFS by Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, Uppsala Collaboration
From the Desk of Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD Uppsala University On behalf of my team at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centre at Uppsala University, I am pleased to share our paper entitled, “Hypothesis: Mechanisms That Prevent Recovery in Prolonged ICU Patients Also Underlie Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” was recently published in Frontiers in Medicine! Thanks in part […]
Football Player Jack Emmett Becomes OMF Ambassador! Open Medicine Foundation Canada(OMFCA) is delighted to kick off the new year with an exciting update: We are proud to welcome professional football player Jack Emmett as OMF’s newest Ambassador! At 27 years old, Jack Emmett has pursued a career in professional football (soccer) in England. Having played […]
Dr. David Systrom, pulmonary physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital in association with the Harvard ME / CFS Collaboration, has recently published, “Insights from Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing of Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” in CHEST Journal. This research is proudly funded in part by Open Medicine Foundation (OMF). The […]
Last chance to donate in 2020! As we come to the end of 2020, Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) wishes you and yours a peaceful New Year’s. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we remain hopeful for a promising 2021. It’s not too late to join our community of supporters and make your 2020 […]
Today we are honored to share the incredible story of Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) supporter Terry from Canada, who has embarked on a challenging journey to raise both money and awareness for ME/CFS research. ME/CFS is a complex disease with a varying spectrum of severity. Some are bedbound indefinitely, while others, like Terry, have […]
#TripleGivingTuesday Community Spotlight An Interview with Artist & ME/CFS Advocate, Christina Baltais As part of Triple Giving Tuesday, Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) is honored to share our Community Spotlight on artist and ME/CFS advocate Christina Baltais. Christina’s profoundly compassionate and moving artwork uses diverse mediums, including painting, collage, photography, writing, and art videos. A […]
A Message from OMF Leadership Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA)’s Triple Giving Tuesday campaign is almost a week in! We want to take a moment to share a message from OMF leadership. Watch the video now: “ME/CFS takes an incredibly vital human and just puts them in a box that people don’t even know they are living […]