New projects announced
We were delighted to announce awards for funding for three new projects over the last few weeks. These awards fund researchers in:
- Australia – where PhD-level research is looking at issues with energy production in the cells of people with ME/CFS;
- USA – where researchers in a number of institutions will be using new technologies to identify viruses in tissue and nerve samples from people with ME/CFS; and
- Sweden – where investigators are searching for biomarkers of ME/CFS in blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples.
The Big Give
Last year, ME Research UK participated in The Big Give Christmas Challenge and raised over £20,000 of much-needed funds to invest in ME research globally. This year, we would like to increase this and fund even more. You can help by becoming a Pledger. Pledging funds means that your pledge will encourage others to give and may allow us to attract a Charity Champion who will match-fund even more donations. Pledges can be made until 1st September. Full details are on our website.
Representatives of ME Research UK attended two ME/CFS research conferences in recent weeks, and have written about their highlights of the many fascinating findings reported at ‘Understand, Diagnose, Treat’ in Berlin (virtual attendance) and the Invest in ME Conference in Cambridge.
The Spring issue of Breakthrough magazine is now available to read online, with articles on mitochondrial abnormalities, epigenetic alterations, large-scale research funding for ME/CFS, and more.
And much more
We have also published several articles on our website over the last couple of months, including pieces looking at hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the misdiagnosis of Lyme disease and ME/CFS and the importance of biomarkers for ME/CFS. Head over to our website catch up.
Help us make the breakthrough
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Donations from our valued supporters allow us to invest in many more vital studies into ME around the world, like those highlighted above.
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