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OMF: New Metabolomics Study Begins (Davis, Naviaux)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by mango, May 18, 2016.

  1. mango

    mango Senior Member

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    http://www.openmedicinefoundation.org/2016/05/17/new-metabolomics-study-begins/
     
  2. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    Sounds good. Both the biomarker candidate, and the validation study being launched immediately.
     
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  3. Bob

    Bob

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    Plenty of interesting and hopeful info in the newsletter! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Bring it on, Dr. Naviaux!
     
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  5. Sidereal

    Sidereal Senior Member

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    Extremely exciting.
     
  6. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Imagine a treatment that just flips a switch, and boom, you're back to your old fully capable self! OMG!!!
     
  7. NL93

    NL93 Senior Member

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    Maybe i am just in denial, but i really believe it's possible. Natural remissions happen all the time, so the human body is capable of recovering from this.
     
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    I can barely dream of something like that!

    Piece will be on #MEAction tomorrow AM. This is the best news we've had in a long while.

    Did you guys see that someone donated nearly half a million dollars to fund this? One. Person. Or entity, but still. Whoever you are, thank you so much.
     
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  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    An entity? :nervous::eek:

    Seriously, gigantic thanks to whoever donated it! :bouquet: :balloons::heart:
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    LOLOL an organization! Not :sluggish:!
     
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  11. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    You never know! Could be a rich :alien: or anything!
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    I really feel like they should give us the first letter of the metabolite so we can have some fun guessing in the meantime.

    A...apple!
     
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  13. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    It says "a chemical signature" so maybe it's more than one?

    I've absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, though. :)
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    They definitely could have given us the first letter of one of them then.
     
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  15. Comet

    Comet I'm Not Imaginary

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    No letters, damn it! :p ;) :rofl: We might wind up with an acronym... :nervous:
     
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  16. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    I've read about Naviaux's cell danger response theory before but didn't realise that the mitochondria were so deeply implicated.
    See also:
     
  17. BurnA

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    Didn't we play that game with the lipkin study - was that related to this in any way ?
     
  18. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    Don't think it's related in any way - Lipkin / Hornig collaborate with the Simmaron Research Foundation, which is where Lipkin disclosed that they had evidence of altered levels of two metabolites and one immune protein. Will the OMF replicate the findings? :nervous:
     
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  19. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Stop the harm. Start the research and treatment.

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    I concur.

    I recovered from my first 2 bouts (8 mos and then 2 months) of ME. This third bout has been almost 18 months, but I still believe (most days) that I will recover and get back to my life.
     
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  20. JaimeS

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    Whut.

    I've never heard that mitochondria were involved in cellular defense in any way, shape or form. I *taught* this, and while I went beyond "powerhouse of the cell" simplicity, I never had any idea that mitos did this.

    Anyway, if one goes by the review article @Scarecrow links, Naviaux's premise is that the metabolites that are dysfunctional are 'p' for 'purines'... purine metabolism is wonky. Purines are adenine and guanine -- the adenine that's the 'a' in ATP.

    Significant shifting of the layout, but no words were altered (maybe I removed an 'and'.)

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    (This is Figure 1.)

    I'm tired, but I'm really sick tonight, so, yeah. I had the time to do this. :ill::sleep: <--- latter one is in my imagination.
     
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