End ME/CFS Project
The End ME/CFS Project is a project of the Open Medicine Foundation and is led by Ronald Davis. The project is modelled on two former success stories: The Human Genome Project (in which Ronald Davis' work was instrumental), and The Consortium on Inflammation and Host Response to Injury in Humans.
The project’s first study is the ME/CFS Severely Ill, Big Data Study that is designed to find a clinically useful diagnostic biomarker.
The project has a notable scientific advisory board, including three Nobel laureates.
ME/CFS Research[edit | edit source]
In March 2016, it was announced that the ME/CFS Severely Ill, Big Data Study had a significant result in the area of mitochondria. This resulted in the addition of Robert Naviaux (a mitochondrial expert) to the research team.
References[edit | edit source]
mitochondria - Important parts of the biological cell, with each mitochondrion encased within a mitochondrial membrane. Mitochondria are best known for their role in energy production, earning them the nickname "the powerhouse of the cell". Mitochondria also participate in the detection of threats and the response to these threats. One of the responses to threats orchestrated by mitochondria is apoptosis, a cell suicide program used by cells when the threat can not be eliminated.