Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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2016 Year in Review from Ian Lipkin and CII

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by AndyPR, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR RIP PR :'(

    Although the video has been linked elsewhere, this blog by The Microbe Discovery Project also has brief descriptions and links to further reading for all topics mentioned by Dr Lipkin.

    Lipkin's research on tick-borne disease was discussed in this thread earlier this year.
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  2. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

    W. Sussex UK
    ME/CFS Research Updates
    The CII team has now collected thousands of samples from ME/CFS patients and are working to “dissect the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and come up with real solutions for these problems”. As Dr. Lipkin said:
    “Another disease we’ve been studying with increased vigor is known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And with the support of the Microbe Discovery Project as well as work that we’ve been able to do under the auspices of the NIH; with your support and the support of these various foundations and generous individuals, we’ve now collected thousands of samples. And we’re eager to begin to work on these so that we can actually dissect the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and come up with real solutions for these problems.” – Dr. Ian Lipkin
    Not sure what Dr. Lipkin and the CII team are working on? The CII team “intends to test the hypothesis that ME/CFS cases and controls have different bacterial, fungal or viral microflora in the oropharynx (mouth and throat regions), lower gastrointestinal tract (gut) and blood in a massive, well-powered study.” This monster study needs a total of $5,000,000 in funding and we’re already working together to get there."

    Real research, real hope.
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  3. AndyPR

    AndyPR RIP PR :'(

    Totally agree, especially as
    As has been discussed recently on other threads, changes over time could be important. if people want to read the whole article on the study.
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  4. Demepivo

    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

    Thank you to everybody at Columbia University for their continued work.
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  5. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

    Crimson crescents?
  6. DianaHM


    Thanks, you are doing great work.

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