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New CFS Study Published August 2016 –  Robert Naviaux and Gordon Medical :

“Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome” – 2016

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Evidence that CFS truly does deserve all three elements of its name has accumulated over the years but a definitive diagnostic test has remained elusive. Until, perhaps, now. For in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Robert Naviaux of the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues published evidence that the metabolisms of those diagnosed with CFS are all changing in the same way. Their data suggest it is this cellular response to CFS-triggering traumas, and not the way the response is set in motion, which should define the illness. They also show that this response produces a chemical signal that might be used for diagnosis.

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Science in Service of Humanity (SISOH), funded through GMRC, is organizing a new research study to investigate how individual metabolomic data can be used to evaluate CFS/ME.

We are currently fund raising for the third metabolomics study, by Science in Service of Humanity (SISOH), the research group created by Dr. Eric Gordon.  This third study, Analyzing Individual Metabolomics Study (AIMS), will be the first to look at how individual as opposed to population based metabolomics data can be used to evaluate CFS/ME. All donations of any size are welcome. Donations to this metabolomic study will go to sample collection, metabolomic data generation, and development of CFS/ME-specific analysis software.

This study follows our first study (see above), conducted in collaboration with UC San Diego and recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, which demonstrated there is a clear metabolomic profile in patients with CFS/ME; and our second North American based CFS/ME study, which has finished enrolling patients and will be completed soon, also in collaboration with UC San Diego.

The CFS/ME community is a highly motivated group and we will need their support to accomplish our goal of understanding how personal metabolomic data can be used to evaluate CFS/ME.

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Members of the CFS/ME community and their advocates can contribute to the success of the study in multiple ways:

Participate in the AIMS Study

  1. We need people with CFS/ME of all ages and from all locations to be part of the study. You can participate in the study by volunteering a blood sample. Currently we are including people in the continental United States, but are looking for ways to have blood shipped from overseas so that people there can participate.
  2. You can recruit a person without a diagnosis of CFS/ME to donate a blood sample that will serve as a comparison sample. We need people who are age and sex matched to serve as controls for all groups of patients. Ask your friends and family if they are willing to serve as a control. They can sign up at the SISOH  Participate Page too, or call SISOH at (707) 387-3030 to let us know they are willing to be a control.
  3. Members of the community can make a tax-deductible donation through Gordon Medical Research Center (GMRC) to help fund the AIMS study, or encourage friends, family, and co-workers, or organizations to do so.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

GMRC is a 501-3c tax exempt corporation,
and your donations are tax deductible,
dependent on your individual tax situation. 

We have collected 14.24% of our $400,000.00 target for the Metabolomics in CFS/ME.

14.24%
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Sign Up to Participatein the AIMS Study
  • For years, Dr. Eric Gordon of Gordon Medical Associates (GMA)  has contributed his time, money, and resources to research on CFS and other chronic illness, along with a few generous donors who were interested in his work. While he continues to generously support the research, the establishment of the Gordon Medical Research Center (GMRC) creates a vehicle for the research to be supported by tax-deductible donations.  AIMS is funded through GMRC. Funding will determine how many tests we are able to run through the study. We are looking for support for the investigation from those people most interested in its success. There are many ways to help ensure that AIMS is successful.Currently we are contacting major donors to help support the work. Large corporate investments can be individually designed to meet shareholder’s requirements. If you know of an individual or an organization that would like to make a large donation to SISOH’s research, please contact Carla Rae at (707) 387-3030 or carlarae@sisoh.com.
How You Can Help
  • You can donate any amount to support the study and metabolomics research.  Choose the option on the GMRC Donations page of “Metabolomics in CFS/ME” to support general metabolomics research, or you can choose the “AIMS Study” if you wish your donation to specifically benefit this study only. Donations can be made in honor of someone else if desired, and there are options for matching funds from employers, or to automatically donate monthly.
    • All donations of any amount are welcome. Donations to this third metabolomic study will go to sample collection, metabolomic data generation, and development of CFS/ME-specific analysis software.
  • If you know of an individual or an organization that might like to make a large donation to SISOH’s research, please ask them to contact Carla Rae at (707) 387-3030 or carlarae@sisoh.com to find out more information. Large corporate investments can be individually designed to meet shareholder requirements.
  • You can also do some fundraising yourself to help GMRC and the studies it sponsors.  See our Crowdfunding page to learn how you can reach out to your contacts.

*Gordon Medical Research Center is a tax exempt organization, and donations may be tax deductible depending on your specific tax situation. Consult with a tax specialist or lawyer to be sure what is correct in your case. 

You can spread the word about the study to the CFS/ME community. Post about it, talk about, let people know how important this research is, to you and to all the people suffering from CFS/ME.Thank you for your time and your support of this study, SISOH, and GMRC! We look forwarded to working with the CFS/ME patient community and their supporters to make this unique research study a success.

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