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ME/CFS

Service Animals for Mobility Support

August’s education meeting featured Kelley Rosequist, owner of Dog Training Elite Utah. She provided information on service dogs and specifically on how service dogs can provide mobility support for those with fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses. What Makes a Service Animal? Service animals, by definition, are animals that are trained for specific tasks to…

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Innovative Research on Metabolomic Biomarkers

The research team at RIKEN and Osaka University, led by Professors Watanabe, Kuratsune, and Kataoka, have been trying to get to the bottom of energy production – or lack thereof – since the early 1990s. In 2016 they published one of the first papers to examine the plasma metabolome in ME/CFS. You can revisit this…

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Young Investigators @ BHC

May 2019, the international accredited conference, Invest in ME Research, opened its doors to presenters from around the globe. The conference, held in the United Kingdom and hosted completely by this nonprofit, aimed to increase research collaboration with the full spectrum of ME/CFS constituents including journalists, researchers, and physicians. After fourteen years of quality presentations,…

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We See You. You are Not Missing to Us.

On May 12th, individuals around the globe will be celebrating International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  The May 12th date was chosen because it is Florence Nightingale’s birthday and she was believed to have suffered from ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a chronic disabling multi-system illness that remains misunderstood, underfunded in research, and even trivialized by some today.

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Healthy Volunteers Help Drive Research Forward

For decades, no one has known what causes myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME, commonly called ME/CFS). As a result, this debilitating disease has been very difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat. Funded by a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bateman Horne Center is studying the biology of ME/CFS in unprecedented detail.…

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What’s Next for the ME/CFS Clinician Coalition?

On March 15-16, leading ME/CFS clinicians from across the United States gathered in Salt Lake City for the second annual ME/CFS Expert Clinician Summit. The goal of this summit was to grow the collaborative network of disease experts, identify ways to expand their ranks and improve the clinical care of patients with ME/CFS, and accelerate…

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BHC Participates in NIH-Sponsored ME/CFS Meeting

The NIH will host 3 days of meetings focusing on ME/CFS research. The meeting on April 3 is titled, “Thinking the Future: A Workshop for Young Early Career ME/CFS Investigators”.  This is followed on April 4–5 with a meeting titled, “Accelerating Research on ME/CFS”.  The presentations for this meeting will be given by the veteran…

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Pelvic Health and Chronic Illness

We were pleased to host Dr. Lauren Johnson—Doctor of Physical Therapy and current Director of the Pelvic Physical Therapy and Wellness Clinic in the Salt Lake City, Utah for our March Education Meeting. In this presentation, Dr. Johnson taught about pelvic health, how pelvic symptoms relate to ME/CFS and fibromyalgia symptoms, and how professionals can…

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ME/CFS Clinicians Reconvene in Salt Lake City

Leading U.S. ME/CFS experts will convene for the Second Annual ME/CFS Clinician Summit on March 15-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event is significant because it marks progress and forward momentum for this dedicated group as they tackle the ambitious goal of mainstreaming ME/CFS in the medical community and improving the clinical care of people…

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New Research: Gene Variations in ME/CFS

This is one of the largest ME/CFS epigenetic studies to date and identifies new genetic and epigenetic associations relevant to ME/CFS and useful for the development of new treatments. Samples from a well-defined clinic population of ME/CFS patients were used.

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