The Microbe Discovery Project

A patient-led initiative supporting Dr. Ian Lipkin & Dr. Mady Hornig's ME/CFS research
at the Columbia University Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, New York.

2016 Year in Review from Ian Lipkin and CII

2016 Year in Review from Ian Lipkin and CII

Season’s Greetings from Ian Lipkin and the Center for Infection & Immunity “None of this would have been possible without your support” Doctor Ian Lipkin covered “the greatest hits of 2016” including ME/CFS, tick-borne diseases, SARS, and tilapia in this new video from CII. ME/CFS Research Updates The CII team has now collected thousands ofRead more about 2016 Year in Review from Ian Lipkin and CII[…]

New Parkinson’s disease study is a big step forward in microbiome science

New Parkinson’s disease study is a big step forward in microbiome science

New Parkinson’s disease study A big step forward in microbiome science by Simon McGrath New research on Parkinson’s disease, provides the best evidence yet that the gut microbiome can trigger inflammation in the brain, causing disease. Mady Hornig thinks a microbiome-brain link might play an important role in ME/CFS. The new study, published in theRead more about New Parkinson’s disease study is a big step forward in microbiome science[…]

Send the gift of ME/CFS research to someone you care about this Christmas

Send the gift of ME/CFS research to someone you care about this Christmas

Tis the season! Help send a Christmas snowball of funds for ME/CFS research to Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University CII in New York this Holiday Season Biomedical research into ME/CFS is a critical and crucial need. People with this illness all over the world are in many ways refugees within health care systems. Understanding is severely lackingRead more about Send the gift of ME/CFS research to someone you care about this Christmas[…]

NIH ME/CFS Funding Dollars Increase – the latest developments!

NIH ME/CFS Funding Dollars Increase – the latest developments!

A lot has happened at the National Institutes of Health recently regarding ME/CFS research, and it’s past due for a round up. Firstly, in mid October the NIH announced it had awarded seven administrative supplement grants resulting from a Notice of Availability that was issued in April 2016. These enabled NIH-funded projects to expand the collectionRead more about NIH ME/CFS Funding Dollars Increase – the latest developments![…]

IACFS/ME Conference: Compilation round up of Coverage.

IACFS/ME Conference: Compilation round up of Coverage.

  The 12th International Association of CFS/ME Biennial Conference event is now over. Cort Johnson tweeted a storm for days! Phoenix Rising also managed to send out great quality tweets. Bit by bit, coverage has been coming through and we hope more articles will be forthcoming. List of links to coverage so far You can still find theRead more about IACFS/ME Conference: Compilation round up of Coverage.[…]

NIH moving at bureaucratic pace while ME/CFS metabolomics findings get hotter!

NIH moving at bureaucratic pace while ME/CFS metabolomics findings get hotter!

  There has been another quick run of funding and research news in the ME/CFS community. Some frustrating, some hopeful…  Bureaucracy While so many patients remain redundant from life and suffering without appropriate care and support, bureaucracy is in no hurry. Dr. Francis Collins Director of the NIH has responded to a recent Congressional letter with no new information, exceptRead more about NIH moving at bureaucratic pace while ME/CFS metabolomics findings get hotter![…]

Mady Hornig’s Speech at New York ME/CFS #MillionsMissing Protest

Mady Hornig’s Speech at New York ME/CFS #MillionsMissing Protest

In the first #MillionsMissing protest in New York City – they chanted “History will recall HHS did nothing at all”. Placards read ‘End the Ignorance! Start the Education’ and the crowd cried out for funding… People with ME/CFS, their families, caregivers, friends and allies gathered at the Federal Plaza to protest and make speeches in New York City. 25 protestsRead more about Mady Hornig’s Speech at New York ME/CFS #MillionsMissing Protest[…]

The Stair Challenge! To Raise Awareness and Funds for ME/CFS.

The Stair Challenge! To Raise Awareness and Funds for ME/CFS.

  People are beginning to find ways to fundraise on the ground for Columbia CII. Our team were contacted about this new initiative that also endeavors to increase awareness of ME/CFS and get people outside our community involved. It could be just the sort of activity that many might be very keen to tackle… How many of us rememberRead more about The Stair Challenge! To Raise Awareness and Funds for ME/CFS.[…]

Cort Johnson covers ME/CFS research updates from Simmaron Anniversary Event

Cort Johnson covers ME/CFS research updates from Simmaron Anniversary Event

Simmaron Research recently held a patient update session with its Scientific Advisory Board and key collaborators to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. Cort Johnson from Health Rising reported on this event and covered some research updates from Dr. Elizabeth Unger at the CDC, Dr. Konstance Knox, Dr. Hornig and Dr. Hanson. He also spoke with Dr. Peterson. Read the full article ‘Simmaron’sRead more about Cort Johnson covers ME/CFS research updates from Simmaron Anniversary Event[…]

#MillionsMissing: Dr. Mady Hornig to speak at New York ME/CFS Protest

#MillionsMissing: Dr. Mady Hornig to speak at New York ME/CFS Protest

A Movement   The #MEAction Networks #MillionsMissing round 2 protests for ME/CFS will hit around the globe on the 27th of this month, with even more unprecedented numbers getting involved. At last count protests in 24 cities are now taking place.  The #MEAction platform really has helped form a global movement for ME/CFS. Advocacy has been hitting all newRead more about #MillionsMissing: Dr. Mady Hornig to speak at New York ME/CFS Protest[…]