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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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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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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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Genetics and Epigenetics 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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Cutting Edge Technology for ME/CFS Biomarker Discovery

Antibodies are Y-shaped proteins that are produced by B cells of our immune system to specifically recognize and bind antigens.  Antigens are molecules that instigate antibody production and can be from an invading pathogen or from our own body.  Each antibody recognizes a specific antigen creating a repertoire of millions of distinct antibodies that can neutralize invaders or…

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New Insights into Exercise Intolerance and Medication

The Bateman Horne Center is always excited to share important research on ME/CFS and FM happening around the globe. Today, we focus on David Systrom, a pulmonary and critical care physician who researches all forms of exercise intolerance and heads, by request of the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Lab in Boston. He…

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