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Survey on pregnancy in ME

Who – You have been asked to participate in this project if you are an individual aged 18-50 who has CFS and/or ME, is able to become pregnant, and you are either: - Thinking of starting a family in the next five years; - are currently in the process of ...

Announcing a special journal issue dedicated to ME

People with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) don’t hear good news on the research front as often as they should. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the scientific journal WORK: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation has devoted an issue solely to M.E. research. Topics will include documenting disability by ...
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£3.2million granted for largest ME/CFS DNA study ever

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 ...
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The UK ME/CFS Biobank: a rich resource of samples and data

It is a strange time to be writing about the work of the UK ME/CFS Biobank (UKMEB); as I write, our office has been closed for over two months and clinical visits have been paused indefinitely; samples cannot currently be distributed. COVID-19 has created many challenges to our work and ...

Washington Post Editorial Says Some COVID-19 Patients Will Develop ME

The Washington Post published an editorial last Saturday about how researchers are warning that COVID-19 may lead to long-term, debilitating illnesses, like myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in some patients. The editorial was written by former Washington Post reporter, Brian Vastag, and #MEAction co-founder, Beth Mazur, both of whom have ME. Many ...

Citizen science highlights non-recovery in COVID-19 patients

Recently, #MEAction received what may be the first, participant-led analysis of COVID-19, entitled What Does COVID-19 Recovery Actually Look Like? An Analysis of the Prolonged COVID-19 Symptoms Survey by Patient-Led Research Team. The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group surveyed over 600 participants who had experienced/were experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for at ...

Researchers Expect COVID-19 will Cause Surge of Chronic Illness, including ME

Since a new coronavirus emerged from Wuhan, China late in 2019, some 3.8 million cases and 265,000 deaths have been reported world-wide. Governments are focused on treating patients acutely sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus SARS-CoV-2, and slowing the spread of the virus. However, a second ...

NIH announces two new funding opportunities for ME

On April 13, NIH announced two new funding opportunities for ME/CFS research: PAR-20-165, Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)PAR-20-168, Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) What is an R01? What is an R21? R01 and R21 are two ...

NeuroCognitive Research Institute is Back in Business, Assessing People with ME!

Mark and Marcie Zinn are once again conducting assessments and producing elaborate reports to help patients! ...

Demystifying the Diagnostic Criteria for ME and Related disease

Introduction (first section, not linked) Misconceptions regarding diagnostic criteria The Oxford Criteria The Ramsay Definition The Fukuda Criteria The Canadian Consensus Criteria The International Consensus Criteria The National Academy of Medicine Criteria/IOM Criteria Criteria Comparisons Criteria Comparison Chart Additions and corrections Initially we stated that ICC requires three months before ...