Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD, (the "Peterson" of Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Reno, NV) has officially founded a nonprofit research foundation of his own – Simmaron Research, Inc. (http://simmaronresearch.org) – which is asking for donations to fund pilot studies in pursuit of diagnostic markers & treatments for “CFIDS/ME.” Seemingly not in collaboration with WPI research.
According to the Simmaron Research Inc. site:
• “The state of the science is on the verge of discovering diagnostic markers that can be translated into tests and treatments for CFIDS/ME.”
• Studies that the Incline Village, NV-based Foundation hopes to fund will benefit from “Dr. Peterson’s repository of more than 1,000 patient biological samples and records,” which he has collected over 25 years seeing patients.
• Contributions to Simmaron will be used to cover overhead and fund pilot studies which can then, if they produce promising results, attract added funding for continued study from government, university, and commercial sources.
• These pilot studies might be conducted with such researchers as Dr. Sonya Marshall, et al. at Bond University of Australia, and Dr. Konnie Knox at Wisconsin Vital Research.