Ways to HELP
NIDA is currently raising funds for the Open Medicine Foundation's "END ME/CFS" Project.
THE END ME/CFS PROJECT: One giant step closer to solving ME/CFS.
Top experts under the guidance of world-renowned geneticist Ronald W. Davis, PhD are launching a bold new project of collaborative research. The ultimate goal is to unlock the mystery of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
“I really enjoy working on problems that others think are unsolvable, and I’ve been finding, to my surprise, that the older I get, the easier it is to take on those problems”, says Ronald W. Davis, PhD.
The Open Medicine Foundation’s (OMF) new End ME/CFS Project is creating a large consortium of scientists and clinicians with expertise in ME/CFS and top-notch experts in relevant scientific fields. They are also expanding the base of experts to include world-class scientists not currently working on this disease.
It will be modeled after two former success stories:
- The Human Genome Project, launched by James D. Watson, PhD (who will join the effort).
- The Consortium on Inflammation and Host Response to Injury in Humans (gluegrant.org), led by Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD (who will also join).
The consortium will determine the most effective course of research. The goal is to understand the disease at a molecular level, finding diagnostic markers, effective treatments, cure and prevention. Basic research will be conducted in the best scientific laboratories. ME/CFS clinicians will provide their intimate knowledge of the disease and conduct clinical trials. "We will work until answers are found", says Linda Tannenbaum, NIDA President and Executive Director of OMF.
We need your help to make it happen!