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Outreach: Cheers!

During the month of August, NVCBR held its annual community fundraiser, Cheers! We hosted approximately 150 guests at The Grove at South Creek. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our many community members who made cash donations and/or provided us with amazing auction items and for the help of Jon Klacking of Double [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Education

Up-to-date education about diseases like ME/CFS, post treatment Lyme, and fibromyalgia is vital to creating a realistic understanding of the impact that infection associated, immune-mediated diseases can have on one’s life. Education will also help others learn about the ways in which the institute is trying find the answers for these patients. To address the [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Community News: NIH Creates Working Group for ME/CFS

The National Institutes of Health determined not to renew the federal advisory committee’s charter for ME/CFS, or the CFSAC, by letting it expire. This committee was formed 16 years ago to share critical disease information and advice with the Secretary of Health. As a result, many were concerned that the NIH would no longer formally [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Cheers!

August 17, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Grove at South Creek On Friday, August 17, Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) will host Cheers, its annual fundraising event to benefit treatment discovery for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) (also called ME/CFS). The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Harmonizing ME/CFS research through the use of common data elements

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently assembled an external working group of international experts and patient advocates to develop a set of ME/CFS Common Data Elements (CDEs) for use in clinical research.  The ultimate goal is to standardize [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

UNREST

FREE SHOWING November 2, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building University of Nevada, Reno NVCBR and Simaron Research are pleased to bring UNREST, the Sundance award-winning documentary about ME, to our community. We are hosting a screening of this noteworthy film at the William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building on the [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR focuses on Washington, DC

This past May, several Nevadans, including NVCBR board member Nancy Ghusn, Julia Abts and her daughter Kendal, and NVCBR President and CEO Annette Whittemore, traveled to Washington, DC, to join other advocates from around the country in support of increased federal research funding.  The Solve CFS Initiative organized this country-wide effort and kept things running [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR scientific pursuits aimed to advance diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS

Last spring, the NVCBR team wrote an extensive U54 grant to advance the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS through a collaborative research center to study ME/CFS with an emphasis on biomarker discovery and dysregulation of the gastrointestinal mucosal immune system.  Although NVCBR was not chosen as one of the three research center sites, we will [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Cheers!

August 18, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Grove at South Creek Join Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) in support of scientific discovery and treat yourself to an entertaining evening at The Grove at South Creek! Indulge in delectable food created by talented chefs at The Grove while enjoying delicious champagne and wine [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

A Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)? Immunosignature Provides Another Possibility

by Cort Johnson | Mar 21, 2017 A Different Look at the Immune System The ultimate goal of this work is the development of a non-subjective clinical tool for diagnosing patients with ME. Lombardi et. al. Last month Health Rising looked at a potential ion channel biomarker coming out of the NCNED in Australia. This [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments