Does the U.S. spend more money researching diseases that primarily affect men? The answer is emphatically yes, according to an article published in the Journal of Women’s Health by Art Mirin, chair of #MEAction’s California State Chapter. In his research, Dr. Mirin found that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gives a disproportionate share of
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Funding for the world’s largest genetic study into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), led by a partnership of patients and scientists, has been announced. Thanks to £3.2 million funding, awarded jointly by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research, work can begin on DecodeME, the ME/CFS DNA study that hopes to reveal the tiny differences in a person’s DNA that may affect their risk of developing ME/CFS, and the underlying causes of the condition.
The logic is crystal clear for why the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should make a serious commitment to funding research for ME/CFS. The disease affects a high proportion of Americans – estimates range from 1 to 2.5 million people; the disease is highly debilitating, leaving 75 percent unable to work and 25-29
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