Breakthrough Spring 2017

Posted on 30 Jun 2017

  The electronic version of our Spring 2017 Breakthrough magazine is now online. Download a pdf or read it online. The contents include ME Research UK-funded research on heart volume and function in ME/CFS, and DNA pooling to identify new biomarkers; short items on research funding levels, telomere shortening, and acute phase proteins; and many shorter ‘research bites’. The magazine is free to patients and their families,...

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Where Twines the Path

Posted on 19 Jun 2017

We are delighted to announce that ME Research UK has awarded a new research grant to Dr Audrey Brown at Newcastle University. Previous work at Newcastle has revealed abnormalities in the AMPK enzyme that may help explain the muscle fatigue experienced by patients with ME/CFS. This new project aims to explore the mechanisms underlying these changes, and may help to identify potential targets for treatment. Read more...

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Could we finally have a definitive biomarker for ME/CFS?

Posted on 9 Jun 2017

It’s a recurring theme, but the diagnosis of ME/CFS is severely hampered by the lack of a test that can distinguish people with the illness from those without. This is a challenge in many diseases, but particularly in ME/CFS which affects so many different systems of the body. ME/CFS is currently identified by the presence of specific signs and symptoms, but there are several different criteria in use, and much debate over which are the most...

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Under Attack

Posted on 2 Jun 2017

We are very pleased to announce that ME Research UK has awarded a research grant to Dr Madlen Löbel and Prof. Carmen Scheibenbogen at the Institute of Medical Immunology in Berlin. Following on from their findings that levels of autoantibodies against adrenergic receptors are increased in some people with ME/CFS, the researchers plan to explore the potential links between these autoantibodies and some of the symptoms and immune system...

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ME Research UK and the UK ME/CFS Research Collaborative

Posted on 19 May 2017

ME Research UK has taken the decision to withdraw its membership from the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative with immediate effect. ME Research UK exists to fund biomedical research into ME/CFS, to find its cause, to develop effective treatments and ultimately to discover a cure. In 17 years, it has funded 45 specific research projects in the UK and overseas, more than any other single organisation in the world outside the American continent. The...

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Forward ME Group Minutes

Posted on 25 Apr 2017

Minutes of the Meeting held in the Television Interview Room, House of Lords, Tuesday 14 March 2017, 2.00 pm Present : Countess of Mar (Chairman); Janice & Bill Kent (reMEmber); Hannah Clifton & Gareth Tucker (ME Trust); Jane Colby (TYMES Trust); Tony Crouch (representing 25% Group and TYMES Trust); Clare Ogden (Action for ME); Dr Charles Shepherd (ME Association); Dr Nigel Speight; and Sue Waddle (ME Research UK) In Attendance  : Ms...

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