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Month: November 2019

Stanford symposium: the potential of smartphones to better understand diseases, including ME/CFS

Stanford symposium: the potential of smartphones to better understand diseases, including ME/CFS

“We think smartphones will be the most important health tool in future”, said Dr Michael Snyder at the recent Stanford ME/CFS symposium. Snyder heads up the Stanford Centre for Genomics and Precision Medicine, as well as the Genetics Department at Stanford University. His presentation highlighted the potential of technologies to monitor health and better understand diseases – including ME/CFS. Snyder’s work on personal, data-driven medicine kicked off with a landmark paper in 2012 (which wasn’t covered in his talk). This…

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Bold plans for two big biomedical research projects

Bold plans for two big biomedical research projects

The ME/CFS Biomedical Partnership, led by Prof Chris Ponting and Dr Luis Nacul, plan a huge genetic study and a major expansion of the UK ME/CFS biobank. The partnership will give patients and their representatives a major role in planning and running the project. The genetic research, a genome-wide association study, would need to recruit 20,000 people with ME/CFS – and the researchers know they can only do with the support of the patient the community. A new research team…

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