Category: United Kingdom

#MillionsMissing Protest in 12 Locations all Over the World

On Wednesday, May 25, ME/CFS patients, caregivers and advocates in nine cities around the world gathered for a global day of action to demand equal treatment and an end to the stigma of the diagnosis of ME/CFS. Protesters demonstrated in front of Department of Health and Human Services offices in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Dallas,

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UK: sign the petition close to forcing government response

A petition for more biomedical research funding for ME/CFS that was started in January is only 2,000 signatures short of the 10,000 needed to force the UK government to issue a response. The signatures must be gathered by 13 July. The petition is on the UK Government and Parliament Petitions site, where any of the

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Act now! Our #MillionsMissing Round-Up

Hello, everyone! It’s only three days until the #MillionsMissing protest, so it’s time to review what’s gone on so far, and discuss what you can do to help ensure we are heard by our governments! Locations: So, your protest has gone out into the world and is now in a dozen different locations. Locations now

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Donate to Marathon Runner to Support Invest in ME

I’m running my sixth EU marathon in Stockholm, Sweden on June 4th for biomedical ME research projects via Invest In ME (UK) and would love to meet up with anyone able to come cheer me on or meet for photos and a chat. I’m running to try to help one of my oldest friends, Ian,

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UK plans world’s biggest biomedical ME/CFS study

Biomedical scientists from a range of disciplines met for a two-day workshop in Bristol on 13 and 14 April to discuss the ME/CFS “Grand Challenge” project, which plans to use a “big data” approach to the biochemistry of the illness and determine whether it is, as suspected, several different diseases. The study will be the biggest

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UK ME/CFS Biobank opens for business

Dr Charles Shepherd of the ME Association has announced that the UK’s ME/CFS Biobank is now ready to send blood samples to researchers anywhere in the world. The biobank is run by a team headed by Dr Luis Nacul at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and forms part of the main University

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Jason study compares housebound and non-housebound patients

A new study was published recently in the journal Chronic Illness, entitled Housebound versus nonhousebound patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome by Pendergrast et al.  The authors of the paper included the well-known ME/CFS researchers Julia L. Newton and Leonard Jason.  Newton is most often recognized for her studies in muscular function in

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Professor Stephen Holgate: UK has “dream team” for Grand Challenge

________ Note: This article has been updated to provide context about the long-running controversy over the CMRC’s inclusion of of not only biomedical scientists but of researchers who take a biopsychosocial approach to ME/CFS. Some of this context was supplied in our earlier piece announcing the livestreaming of the AGM but we accept that many

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