Introducing #MEAction’s 2019 ME Research Summary

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We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2019 research summary reviewing the most current and important research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and ME/CFS of the past 10 years.

Our research summary provides essential stakeholders with access to a compiled, digestible resource that can help them excel in their respective areas of expertise, including clinicians, health officials, government leaders, journalists, the next generation of researchers and, of course, the ME community.

People with ME have been dismissed and derided for their symptoms for decades making it imperative that we can point to a comprehensive summary of the scientific findings showing the physiological abnormalities found in our patient population. This is a powerful tool to share with your medical provider, and family and friends to educate them about the current research.   

#MEAction’s Director of Scientific and Medical Outreach, Jaime Seltzer, reviewed over 115 new papers in order to determine what should be incorporated into the updated review! The research is presented in the following categories: metabolism, microbiome, cardiovascular and autonomic, post exercise, neuroendocrine and immunological. The summary was reviewed by Dr. Christopher Armstrong, Dr. Betsy Keller, Dr. Caroline Elizabeth, Dr. Jarred Younger, Dr. Rochelle Joslyn, Beth Mazur and our young investigator research fellow, Paulita Lara.

The science is clear that ME is a multi-systemic disease, causing dysfunction of the immune, neurological, and energy metabolism systems. We have much to learn and much to do. Along with producing important educational documents like this one, #MEAction will continue to fight to accelerate government funding and for a strategic plan to grow the ME research field. 

Creating this research summary took many months of hard work, but it is just the beginning. Its true impact in the world begins with you–with the way you share it and use it in your outreach and advocacy work.

Click on the document in the upper-right-hand corner to read and/or download the updated research review.

If you find work like this valuable, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to support #MEAction. We are now 35% of the way to our US$100,000 goal and 87% of the way to our £10,000 target! It’s very important that we meet our June crowdfunding goal. Thank you for your support!

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