ME Research UK publishes its own magazine Breakthrough approximately twice a year, featuring updates on projects funded by the charity, recent research from around the world, information about Friends’ fundraising activities, and other articles on ME/CFS issues.

Read or download back issues of Breakthrough below, and click here to read our Terms and Conditions relating to the magazine.

 

Visual stress, neurological biomarkers in youngsters, experience of fatigue, quality of life in children

autumn-2015

Symptoms & definitions, immune dysfunction, the genetics of ME/CFS, rituximab study.

spring-2015

New projects, ME/CFS biobank, vitamin D, SNP analysis, epigenetic changes.

autumn-2014

Severe ME/CFS, vitamin D, vision problems, neuroinflammation.

research-overview

£1 million of biomedical research: An overview of the projects you have helped us to fund

spring-2014

Interrogating the brain, eye movement dysfunction, muscle strength, severe ME/CFS.

Breakthrough Spring 2013

Abnormal visual attention, immunological mechanisms, POTS.

Breakthrough Spring 2013

Diagnosis criteria, UK Biobank and Disease Register, effects of age.

Breakthrough-Autumn-2012

Microbiological markers, pain sensitivity, cancer risk, cardiac function.

Breakthrough-Spring-2012

Visual function, MRC awards, endothelial damage, XMRV update.

Breakthrough-Autumn-2011

New ME/CFS biobank, muscle recovery, diagnosis, XMRV update.

Breakthrough-Spring-2011

Effects of exercise, XMRV update, pain relief, orthostatic symptoms.

Breakthrough-Autumn-2010

Experiences of pain, muscle abnormalities, anniversary special.

Breakthrough-Spring-2010

Quality of life of children, exercise and pain, the XMRV virus.

Breakthrough-Autumn-2009

Search for a genetic biomarker, exercise and interleukin-6, a royal visitor.

Breakthrough-Spring-2009

New look magazine, MRI studies of autonomic function, commentary on the NICE Clinical Guideline.

Breakthrough-Autumn-2008

New Horizons conference 2008, vitamin D and cardiovascular function, research challenges, MRC ME/CFS funding.

Breakthrough-Spring-2008

Blood vessel stiffness and inflammation, exercise testing, genetic studies, NICE guidelines, brain neuroimaging.

Breakthrough-Summer-2007

Autonomic nervous system function, conference report, gene signature studies in ME/CFS.

Breakthrough-Spring-2007

New Horizons conference, new research from Dundee, interleukin-6, NICE guidelines, parliamentary enquiry results, activation markers.

Breakthrough-Autumn-2006

Gibson parliamentary enquiry, recently funded projects, muscular and neurological aspects of ME, Glasgow research colloquium.

Breakthrough-Winter-2005

Oxidative stress and genes, exercise and muscle activity, genetic biomarkers, brain gray matter loss.

Breakthrough-Spring-2005

Young people with ME/CFS, pain therapies, cholinergic abnormalities, muscle abnormalities.