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Posts Tagged ‘Fibromyalgia Biomarker’

Novel Gene Variants in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

Novel Gene Variants

Presented by Alan R. Light, PhD. In February 2017, Dr. Light began a new NIH-funded research grant, Novel Gene Variants in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. This is a continuation of earlier work which discovered a number of novel variants in both chromosomal and mitochondrial genes that could contribute to the symptoms found in patients. This talk…

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A Report of Research Progress in 2016

Research Progress

Because of the investment of many supporters – donors large and small – the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) has been able to partner with cutting-edge researchers across the globe. BHC works directly with researchers to enroll well-categorized patients into their research, providing samples with material transfer agreements in place so that we continue to learn from…

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Biomarkers or Bust

Biomarkers or bust

Dr. Vernon explains why for the Bateman Horne Center, the identification of biomarkers is mission-critical… It’s Biomarkers or Bust! __________ Back in 2008 when I was advocating on the Hill and at NIH for greater research dollars for ME/CFS research I was told, “Identify biomarkers and increased research dollars will follow.”  A Catch 22 if…

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Precision Medicine for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Precision Medicine

In this educational seminar, Dr. Suzanne D. Vernon speaks about the Bateman Horne Center’s quest to bring precision medicine to ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. What is precision medicine and why do we need it? Precision medicine is an approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. The goal of precision…

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Composing Progress for ME/CFS and FM

composing me/cfs fm progress

  In music, harmony is when three separate notes that agree with one another come together to create a chord. To make beautiful music, you need to understand more than how to play a single instrument, you must understand and make sense of what other musicians are doing. The music you listen to affects your…

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Tipping Point for ME/CFS FM – Robust Research Underway

me/cfs/fm tipping point

The science of ME/CFS and FM are at a tipping point. The Bateman Horne Center (BHC) is squarely targeted on bringing these diseases to the mainstream and progress is accelerating. Our powerful combination of an active and specialized medical center of excellence with an innovative research program allows us to most effectively focus on the discovery of…

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Getting Race-Ready!

Lucinda Bateman

“I’ve been a tortoise alongside my patients for 20 years, modeling patience and persistence. Now, while those who are ill must of necessity maintain turtle pace, it is time for researchers and clinicians to pick up the pace as hares, only this time the hare and the tortoise will rewrite the fable’s ending. The hares…

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Tortoise & Hare Reflections

An open letter from Lucinda Bateman MD As many do, I spent some time over the holiday break reflecting on the past year and making new goals for 2016. Although 2015 started out on an emotional high with the release of the IOM report and new clinical diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS, what followed was a period…

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