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October 15, 2015

From Winter 2015-2016 Forum

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.”

According to Alan Cocchetto, NCF Medical Director, “PINCH is a protein found in damaged neurons and is a biomarker for brain injury. Dr. Langford's assistance has been very important to our understanding of a specific neuropathology potentially associated with CFIDS. This grant will greatly extend our preliminary efforts undertaken to date and is aimed at increasing our knowledge of the CFIDS disease process.”

Since the inception of the NCF Research Grant Program in 2002, the National CFIDS Foundation has awarded more than $2.65 million to fund top scientists from around the world.

According to the Foundation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) as well as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Founded in 1997, the goals of the National CFIDS Foundation are to help fund medical research to find a cause and to expedite appropriate treatments for CFIDS/ME. The National CFIDS Foundation, an all volunteer 501(c)(3) federally approved charity, has no paid employees and is funded solely by individual contributions. Additional information can be found on the Foundation's website at or in The National Forum quarterly newsletter. The Foundation can be reached at 781-449-3535.

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