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ME Research UK is excited to announce that we have awarded funding to Dr Bo Bertilson and colleagues at Bragee Clinics for a new project looking for ME/CFS biomarkers.
Dr Bertilson and his team are using a technique called mass spectrometry to search for biomarkers of ME/CFS in blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid samples from people with the disease. They will use state-of-the-art methods to analyse proteins and metabolites in the samples, with the aim of identifying a profile of these molecules that is characteristic of ME/CFS and can help identify people with the disease.
Identifying biomarkers of ME/CFS could improve diagnosis of the disease, as well as highlighting potential new treatment options.