Stanford did it right. They produced video’s of the March 2014 Stanford Symposium on ME/CFS and now they’re giving us access to them – for free. Some of the most exciting findings in years came out in the Symposium.
- Dr. Unger’s excellent introduction to epidemiology in ME/CFS
- Dr. Younger’s fantastic presentation on leptin and the microglia
- the gene expression study which indicated ME/CFS is an inflammatory disorder (and indicated out which inflammatory disorder it most looks like).
- the disappointing (or welcome – depending on whether you want cardiovascular aging to be associated with ME/CFS – I don’t) cardiovascular aging results
- the highlight (in my mind) of both the Stanford and the IACFS/ME Conference presentations – the Zinn EEG findings which basically indicated people with ME/CFS are asleep when they’re awake
- the MRI presentation that Dr. Byron Hyde said was the best he’d ever seen on ME/CFS (it’s a toughie, though!)
- Dr. Komaroff on diagnostic pitfalls
- Dr. Lipkin on his studies
- the man himself – Dr. Montoya
They’re all available on the Stanford Website – and Stanford does accept donations.