Cornell ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center

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The Cornell ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center is a collaborative research center based out of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, US, which is partly funded by the NIH. The Center, led by Dr Maureen Hanson, has been awarded $9.4M by the NIH for research of ME/CFS.[1]

In 2017, Maureen Hanson, M.D. was named the Principal Investigator of the Cornell ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center.[2]

The collaborative includes:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca campus, New York
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Ithaca College, New York
  • Boyce Thompson Institute, an independent research institute in Ithaca, New York
  • Workwell Foundation
  • EVMED Research, a research institute investigating the role of enteroviruses in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME) and other diseases
  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative
  • private ME/CFS medical practices

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hanson, Professor Maureen. "Professor Maureen Hanson – Cornell Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease". Retrieved Apr 5, 2019. 
  2. Ramanujan, Krishna (Sep 27, 2017). "$9.4M NIH grant funds chronic fatigue syndrome center". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved Apr 5, 2019. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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