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Red Hot researchers spice up Chilli ME Challenge — Live!

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Simon, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    And today (July 1st) is the first day of the second half of 2015, so if this is an indication... :)
     
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  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    The heat is brutal... when they recover from this they will get back to the research.
     
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  3. Bob

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  4. Bob

    Bob

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    And a few entertaining pics...

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  5. searcher

    searcher

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    If you skip to 4:50 you can see what happened after they cut off the live video. It looks brutal.

    At one point Mady Hornig says "When you eat pepto bismo and yogurt, you're not ok" in response to one of her team members asking if she's all right.

    I'm inspired to donate a little more to thank them for their sacrifice. They should have nominated Francis Collins as maybe he would consider donating a few of NIH's funds to help research.... Just kidding of course, I guess it's still all up to disabled patients and our supporters.
     
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  6. mango

    mango Senior Member

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    For those of you on Twitter and/or Instagram, here’s how to get in touch with a few of the nominees — to remind them, encourage them etc..! :)

    Twitter:
    @JoeManganiello
    @channingtatum
    @tomcolicchio
    @GabeKennedy
    @hutchins_glenn

    Instagram:
    @channingtatum
    @joemanganiello
    @tcolic
    @Gabe_Kennedy

    The hashtag is #ChiliMEChallenge

    If you don’t feel like writing something yourself, check out @CII_Columbia on Twitter and retweet their tweets!

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  7. Bob

    Bob

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    Well folks, they did this for us and our community. It's nice to have friends on our side, demonstrating their commitment to the community and the research. They could have easily ducked out of ME/CFS research and pursued something more scientifically glamorous with easier access to resources. But they've stuck with us. And now they got more resources to pursue further research.
     
  8. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    O...M...G

    Our researchers shouldn't have to suffer like that on our behalf. :( I'll be happy for them to work a few overtime hours instead. ;)

    Next time let's think up something a little less painful, eh? :p

    These are two amazing people, in many more ways than one. Many thanks to them for everything they've done for us... the research, the risk to their careers for taking on ME/CFS, the fund-raising. They don't come much better than this. :love:

    Where's our self-proclaimed dedicated supporter, Prof Wessely? Shall we call him out? Hey Wessely, want a habanero? Oh wait, he wouldn't want to support biomedical research, that would only encourage our false illness beliefs. Oh heck, if I can watch him eat a bunch of hot peppers, he can raise money for CBT/GET research. Better than him getting government funds for his crap research at least.

    Do we need a Send Prof Wessely a Habanero campaign?
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    These are good people. <3
     
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  10. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Would be good to do more to draw attention to this - maybe people got a bit distracted by the rituximab announcement at the same time? Thanks for all those working on it, and especially to Lipkin and Hornig.
     
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    It's interesting to note that chili peppers don't actually "burn" the tissues, rather the capsaicin they contain binds to the TRPV1 receptor (Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1), which, in turn, starts the process by which the nerves transmit a burning sensation to brain. The body's response to this signal causes inflammation in the absence of actual physical injury.

    Ironically, TRPV1 is one of the expressed genes that was found to be dysregulated in ME by Alan Light, et al.

    In this recent video, Alan Light suggests that this dysregulation of TRPV1 may have something to do with the thermal dysregulation experienced by some ME patients.

    Somehow, this makes the chili pepper challenge seem especially apt.


    Discussion of TRPV1 starts at 4:38.


     
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  12. snowathlete

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    I missed this. I was blindsided by my oven breaking down and the Rituximab paper but I've now taken a proper look at this. Awesome job by all those involved - well done. And special thanks of course to Hornig and Lipkin!
    And thanks to whoever made that huge donation, that was awesome too and it's really going to make a difference to a lot of people's lives.

    If you were nominated and you're reading this, then please help us by doing the challenge. It's a small thing that has an enormous positive impact which will last long after the chillie.
     
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    Just saw this tweet from Columbia. I'm hoping they post a video of the team, love these guys and gals...

    @CII_Columbia: Coming soon: entire CII team responds to the #chiliMEchallenge !
     
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  14. Brenda Hankins

    Brenda Hankins

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    Yes. And Dr. Montoya too.
     
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  15. Simon

    Simon

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    CII staff take the #ChiliMEChallenge

    "From the Center for Infection and Immunity
    "In support of the of the CFS community"
    love it!


    "How can you work and get ahead
    If you can't even get out of bed?"

    Wow, anyone seen this? Great rap
    " "
    That bit where they seem to nominate the Microbe Discovery Project and me is a typo.
     
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  16. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  18. Simon

    Simon

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    :eek::aghhh::nervous::cry::cry:
    I'm hoping a bar of chilli chocolate will cut it...
     
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  19. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Close enough, I reckon!
     
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    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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