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An Update on ME/CFS Research with Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Ben Howell, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    Hi guys,

    Here it is-the research update! Enjoy and if you can, please donate.


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    OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director

    Ronald W. Davis, PhD

    An Update on ME/CFS Research





    We are pleased to share a research update by OMF's Scientific Advisory Board director, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, produced by Ashley (Davis) Haugen at the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC).

    The Center has made significant breakthroughs towards understanding the molecular mechanisms of the disease and is now in a position to test chemical compounds for treatment.
    OMF is helping fund the work of Dr. Davis' CFS Research Center team at the SGTC.

    So far, their breakthroughs have been achieved by doing one experiment at a time, week-by-week. At this point, the team is ready to ramp up the project in order to carry out multiple parallel investigations to get answers as fast as possible. However, substantially more funding is needed for this to happen, and your donations help to accelerate our pace.

    Please donate today and invite your family and friends to join you.


    Thanks,


    B
     
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  2. Daisymay

    Daisymay Senior Member

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    Brilliant and inspiring, thank you so very much Ron Davis and colleagues x
     
  3. Neunistiva

    Neunistiva Senior Member

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    It is immensely reassuring to get updates about OMF's research, and even more so from Dr. Ron Davis himself. I can't imagine how tired and overworked he is. It just makes me even more grateful for what he (and the whole team) does.

    Did I understand correctly that pyruvate or ATP added to ME/CFS plasma in vitro stop the illness process? Does it mean if those findings prove to be correct we are sure our illness is curable? And what is it that makes pyruvate and ATP useless as drugs?
     
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  4. PatJ

    PatJ far and free I gaze

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    Is a transcript available for this update? I can't listen to audio due to sound sensitivity and the automated transcription leaves a lot to be desired.
     
  5. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Very exciting! I'm going to donate right now.

    Any news on bitcoin donations, Ben?

    I wondered that too. I suspect a few people are going to rush out and buy pyruvate and ATP.
     
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  6. Janet Dafoe (Rose49)

    Janet Dafoe (Rose49) Board Member

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    Please send your questions to the Q and A email address MECFSResearchQuestions@gmail.com
     
  7. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    So unbelievably grateful for the work of Ron Davis and his colleagues and the support of his family. The OMF is my biggest hope. :balloons: Welcome to PR @AshleyHalcyoneH, thanks for the video! :)
     
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  8. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Pat, I will write a transcription for you. He speaks slowly and I type fast, so it shouldn't be too difficult. I will post something up for you soon.
     
  9. trishrhymes

    trishrhymes Save PR. Sack the President of the Board.

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    This is so exciting. I'm in tears. Off to make a donation.
     
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    Neunistiva Senior Member

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    Thank you so much Ms. Dafoe. I thought maybe someone on the forum would hazard a guess, because I didn't want my curiosity to bother people who already have too much work to do.
     
  11. DeceptivelySlow

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    Wow, exciting research! Being able to narrow down where the problem resides and easily test the effectiveness of drugs in resolving the problem is huge!! And yes, I will be donating:thumbsup:
     
  12. Starlight

    Starlight Senior Member

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    This fills me with hope.i feel so much gratitude to this dear man,so thankful he is in our corner. Will donate this evening. Hope many will dig deep.
     
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  13. AshleyHalcyoneH

    AshleyHalcyoneH Open Medicine Foundation

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    If you could submit this question to MECFSresearchquestions@gmail.com we will be holding a Q&A with him soon and he will be selecting questions to answer! It is difficult to keep track of the questions when they are posted in different places. Thanks!
     
  14. Aroa

    Aroa

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    I was crying while watching the video. Ron Davis is our angel on earth !!!!!

    Thank you to all the people who make this posible. I am about to donate right now
     
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  15. Janet Dafoe (Rose49)

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    We are so, so grateful for your donations! It really will help! I hate thinking that money keeps us from the fastest progress possible! Especially when I'm in with Whitney!
     
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    From here in the UK this sounds so encouraging, I will definitely donate again as my way of showing my gratitude for all that Ron and his team are doing.

    Pam
     
  17. Wolfiness

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    I really need a Facebook-friendly version of this especially the "now in a position to test chemical compounds for treatment" (squee!) bit...
     
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  18. Janet Dafoe (Rose49)

    Janet Dafoe (Rose49) Board Member

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    What do you mean by fb friendly?
     
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    Molly98 Senior Member

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    So exciting, so very grateful to Ron and colleagues.
    :heart:
     
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  20. Wolfiness

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    @Rose49 Like a click&shareable story saying why this is significant & my friends should donate.… (sorry too ill to type much).
     
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