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Funding Research For Poorly Defined and Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

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Thank you for your donation! 

On behalf of all the patients suffering with CFS/ME, we thank you for your donation of $, on January 1st, 1970, to the Gordon Medical Research Center, supporting research into CFS through Science in Service of Humanity. Your transaction has been completed, and a receipt for your donation has been emailed to you. You may log into your account at to view details of this transaction. Your help is deeply appreciated and your generosity will make an immediate difference to our cause.

“The collaboration of an innovative medical practice with a university research center has been my lifelong dream. Combining forces with Dr. Robert Naviaux and his research into metabolomics mitochondrial function and chronic inflammatory disease is now bringing this dream to life.”

Eric Gordon, MD
Founder, Gordon Medical Associates,
Science in Service of Humanity,
Gordon Medical Research Center

Your donation will make possible further research into metabolomics and mitochondrial function. Illnesses potentially caused by mitochondrial dysfunction will ultimately affect over 50% of the people born today. These diseases include autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), bipolar and major depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Dr. Naviaux’s research is producing tests that will give a clear diagnosis for many with chronic illness. Combining metabolomic data with individual patient presentation and outcomes to therapy will allow for true precision medicine.

Dr Naviaux’s team at the MMDC has published over 100 scientific research papers in mitochondrial medicine. One of these publications announced the landmark discovery of the gene that causes Alpers Syndrome, the oldest known mitochondrial disease. A recent paper of his was the first to show a newly recognized signaling pathway traceable to mitochondria, which may hold promise for the treatment of autism. This work, recognized by a Trailblazer Award from the national organization Autism Speaks, is currently being tested in a clinical trial.

Find out more about Dr. Naviaux's work at Naviaux Lab.

Science in Service of Humanity (Gordon Medical’s research corporation) and Dr. Naviaux have completed the first CFS Metabolomics study, looking at biomarkers in 84 subjects, 43 patients and 43 age and sex matched controls. The statistical strength of the results is very strong, indicating a potential commonality in all CFS patients. The first Metabolomics paper, “Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome”, was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 29, 2016. A replication study with a larger cohort of patients is now in process.

Validating the biomarkers for CFS will require more than one cohort of patients. SISOH and Dr. Naviaux have teamed up with Dr. Paul Cheney to complete a second group of CFS patients. Dr. Cheney’s long experience and clinical acumen make his patients probably the best defined group of CFS patients in the world. If we confirm our findings with Dr. Cheney's patients, we will finally have a diagnostic test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This second study is now closed to new participants, and the data is being prepared for publication.

Your donations will help to fund our third study, Analyzing Individual Metabolomics Study (AIMS), the first to look at how individual as opposed to population based metabolomics data can be used to evaluate CFS/ME. If GMRC raises more than needed for the study itself, the funds will go to improve the computer interface, allowing more rapid and complete data interpretation. All the money raised for this research will be carefully accounted and reported at the completion of the study. We will continue to raise funds to generalize the use of metabolomics for the diagnosis and individualized treatment of chronic diseases.

If you are interested in participating in this third study, please sign up at the SISOH website


Thank you again for your generous gift.


Dr. Eric Gordon, Founder
Gordon Medical Research Center

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