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CFIDS: Top Prize Registries for All Diseases

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Firestormm

    Firestormm Guest

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    12 December 2012: http://www.research1st.com/2012/12/12/top-prize-c-a-challenge/

    I shall resist posting in full. Can't see it's been posted before. Takes a lot of reading to get the gist of what they have won, $25,000 I believe that will be used for a registry - have asked for details and how this will relate to the aforementioned Biobank.

    Still. Congratulations :)
     
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    It appears to be they won far more then $25,000 or maybe they did win $25,000.. the article is written so confusingly.. here's a couple of quotes from the link.

     
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    Yep they got $25 000 for being one of the 4 finalists and $300 000 for being the winner
     
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    Yessss!
     
  5. Firestormm

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    From Kim:


    Well I said I found it hard to understand! :)
     
  6. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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    Where is a happy dance smiley when you need one!

    This sounds good.
    This too.
    YES! Our health-care systems needs to be more about health, then it could be less about disease.

    And there's more (emphasis mine).
    But you can't have everything.
    $25,000 isn't anything to sniff at, though. I wonder if this group could make use of the Registries for All Diseases.

    I see that the Genetic Alliance CEO, the Sanofi CEO, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation executive director, and the CFIDS Association of America scientific director are all women. That would be, respectively, Sharon Terry, Anne Whitaker, Ginny Mason, and Suzanne Vernon, PhD. No wonder good things are happening! {Now I really need that smiley wall to hide behind.}
     
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    I think this could be a very positive thing for lots of reasons, not just because of the money.
     
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