For the first time ever in ME/CFS Ian Lipkin merged a gut microbiome and a metabolomics study together and came up with some surprising results.

For one the differences in the gut microbiome were more profound than in the metabolome. For another the study suggested that not only did ME/CFS plus IBS patients have radically different gut bacteria from the ME/CFS only patients but that they may have energy and metabolism problems all their own.

Finally, Lipkin reported that his Columbia lab and Derya Unutmaz’s Jackson Labs are merging their strengths to work on a new ME/CFS study. That’s the kind of collaboration we need more of.

Find out more in this Simmaron Research Foundation sponsored blog:

“The Subset Maker”: Lipkin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Highlights Energy Issues In Gut Subset

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HISTORIC Action to Double NIH Funding For ME/CFS Under Way


After years of work it’s time to attempt what we’ve never been able to do before – get Congress to force the NIH to double its funding for ME/CFS. Support the historic bill to increase research funding, add new ME/CFS research centers, require the development of a strategic plan, etc.. It will take less than 5 minutes.

Be a part of making history. Find out more about the effort here and join it here. 

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