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Joint Collaboration to Fund CFIDS/ME Research Aimed at Assessing Disease Damage

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by beachlover1957, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. beachlover1957

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    Taken from Co-Cure:


    Press Release


    Joint Collaboration to Fund Latest CFIDS/ME Research Aimed at Assessing Disease Damage

    The National CFIDS Foundation, of Needham, MA, in collaboration with The Nancy Taylor Foundation
    for Chronic Diseases, of Tulsa, OK, have announced their latest research grant aimed at assessing
    disease damage in patients with CFIDS/ME utilizing advanced molecular cytogenetic technology.

    Henry Heng, PhD is the recipient of a $ 133,233 research grant titled "Linking genomic instability to
    CFIDS/ME." Dr. Heng is an Associate Professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
    at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.

    Dr. Heng, who has expertise in molecular cytogenetics, genome structure and function, as well as
    genomic instability and cancer progression, has published extensively in this field of science.

    Alan Cocchetto, NCF's Medical Director, stated that "The technology used to assess genomic instability,
    known as spectral karyotyping (SKY) analysis, will allow us to look for chromosomal aberrations. Though
    this type of advanced genomic testing has never been applied to this patient population, it should prove
    to be a methodical link to research that we had previously completed."

    Gail Kansky, NCF's President, commented that "We are very fortunate to link up with Dr. Heng for this
    exciting research study. The NCF, in collaboration with the Nancy A. Taylor Foundation, have united
    together to work to continue to push the scientific knowledgebase of CFIDS/ME."

    The Nancy A. Taylor Foundation's President, Dr. Edward Taylor, also stated that "We were very
    impressed by Dr. Heng's previous work evaluating genomic instability using SKY analysis in Gulf War Illness."

    As a leading lab of molecular cytogenomics, Dr. Heng's group has significantly contributed to increasing
    our medical knowledge about cancer progression and the importance of chromosome aberrations in this
    process. This research study should help in evaluating whether or not this same process is applicable
    to CFIDS/ME.

    The National CFIDS Foundation has directed $1.2 million dollars in scientific grants since forming its
    cutting-edge research program in 2002. Further information on this research will be in the winter edition
    of our newsletter. All donations to the National CFIDS Foundation may be made via our website
    at www.ncf-net.org (http://www.ncf-net.org) or via submission to the National CFIDS Foundation,
    103 Aletha Rd., Needham, MA 02492 and 100% of every donation is used to further research unless
    otherwise specified by the donor.
     
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    I already started a thread on this perhaps they should be merged (Moderator)?

    GG
     
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    Please provide a link for the other thread so we don't have to search to find it, and alert moderators to any work you want doing by reporting a post or PMing a moderator - we don't read everything posted on the site!
     
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