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Invest in pilot studies that will scientifically redefine CFS/ME!
Simmaron is the only non-governmental investigator awarded samples from the NIH XMRV study to date! This unique opportunity must be funded to proceed, and we need your help.
Here are two exciting funding priorities to help scientifically redefine ME/CFS:
- Tick and Arthropod-Borne Disease in Post-Infectious Fatigue: Simmaron has been awarded access to samples from the NIH directed XMRV investigation to study the presence of antibodies to vector-borne pathogens in 293 highly characterized CFS/ME patients and controls. This study will assess the similarities and differences in exposure to multiple tick and mosquito-borne pathogens among this geographically diverse patient cohort, with the potential to aid in subsetting and identifying a role of infection in precipitating CFS/ME. This study is 60% funded, so help put us over the top!
Collaborators: Wisconsin Viral, Sierra Internal Medicine
- Assessment of the prevalence of clonal T-cell receptor gamma gene rearrangements in CFS patients with herpes virus infections: Simmaron will assess the diagnostic and prognostic potential value of analyzing CFS/ME patients for T-cell receptor gamma clonality. As CFS/ME is associated with increased incidence of lymphoma and certain other cancers, this study will investigate the value of T-cell gene rearrangements in identifying a subset of patients who are at risk of developing cancer, for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
Collaborators: University of Nevada, Reno, Sierra Internal Medicine
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