Dr Gordon Parish – an appreciation

Posted on 15 Sep 2017

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Dr J. Gordon Parish, aged 92, on September 13th at his home in the village of Stanley in rural Perthshire. Dr Parish was one of the group of trustees who founded ME Research UK (originally called MERGE) in 2000, becoming a valued patron thereafter. Without his intellectual and financial support, particularly in the very early days, the charity would not have survived and prospered. He was...

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Forward ME Group Minutes – 11th July 2017

Posted on 23 Aug 2017

Minutes of the meeting held at House of Lords, Tuesday 11th July 2017, 2pm Present: Countess of Mar (Chairman); Janice and Bill Kent (reMEmber); Dr Charles Shepherd (ME Association); Clare Ogden (AFME); Jane Colby (TYMES); Tony Crouch (representing the 25% Group and TYMES Trust); Christine Harrison (BRAME); and Sue Waddle (ME Research UK). In Attendance: Professor Diane O’Leary, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC....

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Forward ME Group Minutes – 22nd June 2017

Posted on 25 Jul 2017

Minutes of the meeting held in the Television Interview Room, House of Lords, Thursday 22 June 2017, 10am Present: Countess of Mar (Chairman); Dr Charles Shepherd (ME Association); Bill & Janice Kent (reMEmber); Tony Crouch (representing 25% Group and TYMES) and Clare Ogden (AFME). In Attendance: Professor Kamila Hawthorne and Fiona Erasmus (Royal College of General Practitioners). Apologies had been received from Sue Waddle (MERUK), Cath...

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Spring Prize Draw 2017 – Results

Posted on 24 Jul 2017

Massive thanks to all who entered our Spring Prize Draw. Lynsay (Management Support Officer, PKAVS) was kind enough to draw the winning tickets. First prize of £500 was won by AG of Dunfermline, second prize of £150 by KH of Hexham and third prize of £50 by JYH, Southampton. Profits form the Spring Prize Draw 2017 have been credited to our Research Account – 100% of which is dedicated to funding biomedical research into ME/CFS. Details of our...

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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, clinics,...

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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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