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This is a patient-led crowdfunding project, in support of Dr Lipkin’s study of the gut microbiome for ME/CFS patients.
Dr Lipkin’s research funding application was declined by the NIH, so we have started this patient-led crowdfunding project to support Dr Lipkin’s research.
In the short period that we have been crowdfunding, we have so far raised more than $60,000, with donations from 20 different countries and 33 US states. The project will be even more successful with your support.
We have a growing community of international supporters including on Twitter and on Facebook, and we would love you to join us.
With more of our community involved, from countries all over the world, we will demonstrate our support for Dr Lipkin and his team; we will raise the profile of the crowdfunding project; and we will raise the profile of ME/CFS in general.
The ME/CFS patient community has a chance to have a world-renowned scientist dedicate his team to our illness. Let’s grab that chance!
As a community united with a common cause, we are stronger together!
We can make a difference!
The Microbe Discovery Project
ME/CFS: a devastating neuro-immune disease as disabling as multiple sclerosis, affecting one million Americans and 17 million people worldwide.
The study: a cutting-edge hunt for the cause of symptoms in ME/CFS, studying the gut “microbiome” – the bacteria, viruses and fungi in the digestive system – led by “the world’s most celebrated virus hunter”, Dr W. Ian Lipkin at the world’s largest and most advanced center for microbe discovery and diagnosis at Columbia University in New York.
Dr Lipkin has found evidence for immune dysregulation in ME/CFS patients and believes that an infectious agent is the trigger or cause of the dysregulation. He believes the answer may lie in the gut microbiome, and is eager to study it.
The payoff: a world-class study with the potential to lead to trials of treatments using drugs, probiotics or exclusion diets.
Our challenge: to raise $1.27 million (£760,000; €910,000) to fund the project and do it fast! Dr Lipkin’s team are ready to go and can complete and publish the study within 12 months of starting. The sooner we fund it, the sooner it starts.
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Please join us and spread the word to your family, friends, fellow patients and anyone in your network via your group mailing list, Facebook page, Twitter, or however you can.
Together, we can make a difference!.
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