Cort Johnson from Health Rising has done a wonderful summary on Simmaron Research, regarding the large amount of the work that has been undertaken by the Center for Infection and Immunity for ME/CFS so far. He explains the wealth of investigation brilliantly. Much of this work has been simmering away for quite some time and we are looking forward to seeing publications that are in the works. Here is a few gems from Cort:
“Three MEGA chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) projects (The OMF’s Severe ME/CFS Big Data project, NIH’s Clinical Center Study, The UK’s Grand Challenge) were recently discussed on Health Rising, but another “mega” project exists.
They all have some similarities. Like the others, the mega project underway at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) is attempting to get at the molecular roots of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Like the others it’ll be searching through vast amounts of data in an attempt to uncover the unique biological signature(s)
Like the Open Medicine Foundation and NIH Clinical Center projects, some of the technology has been developed in-house. We’re blessed with the attention of some of the most innovative researchers in the world.”
“Even with this dearth of federal funding the CII, with the help of the Chronic Fatigue Initiative (funding metabolomics, proteomics, immune signatures, pathogen discovery projects), the Microbe Discovery Project, the (microbiome), the Stanford program (pathogens), the Simmaron Research Foundation (spinal fluid) and others, has put together a megaproject – a diverse, multidimensional attack focused on getting at the molecular underbelly of ME/CFS.”
Catch all the brilliant details on this in Cort Johnson’s article on Simmaron Research here: The Other MEGA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Project: Dr. Hornig Talks