The Foundation's objective is to fund research to find a cause, expedite treatments and eventually a cure, as well as providing information, education, and support to people who have CFIDS (chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and many other names).
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May 12th 2016 "Health of Liquidators (Clean-up Workers) 20 Years after the Chernobyl Explosion" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of the most important consequences of radioecological disaster resulting in an interaction of different hazardous environmental factors. CFS can be considered as an environmentally induced predisposition and vestige of forthcoming neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric disorders. Increased incidence of CFS has been seen in exposed populations in Chernobyl, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
February 16th 2016 Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides This article, by Texas A&M, provides an important overview of drinking water contamination by radionuclides. Included are facts regarding water safety, adverse health effects as well as potential water purification methods.
February 16th 2016 Radiation Research In this publication, Drs. Mothersill and Seymour show that radiation induced bystander mechanisms are more complex than previously expected and caution should be taken when extrapolating bystander results across all cell lines and all radiation doses. This research was funded by the NCF.
February 15th 2016 Press Release National CFIDS Foundation funds Canadian Radiation Research Team for CFIDS Therapeutics
December 10th 2015 The following names have been added to our Memorial List Chardale Dotson Irvine — Vanessa Li
Matthew Brandon Sooy
November 18th 2015 Plant derived compounds are described that may help in the clinical arsenal against leukemias and lymphomas in patients
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October 14th 2015 Press Release The National CFIDS Foundation Inc. (NCF) is pleased to announce Dr. Dianne Langford as its latest research grant recipient. Dr. Langford is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Neurovirology in the Neuroscience Department at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Langford's $150,019 grant is titled,
“The Role of PINCH in Chronic Energy Deficit in the CNS.”