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Endometriosis – the spread of endometrial tissue outside the uterus – has been reported as being a relatively common condition among women with ME/CFS. A study from researchers in Atlanta, Georgia recently looked at what, if any, impact the condition has on other characteristics of patients. Among 36 women from Wichita, Kansas, with a diagnosis […]
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ME Research UK’s main points from Forward-ME Meeting 8th May 2019 On NICE Guideline Review – Countess of Mar said she had concerns that NICE were relying too much on old research; they should be keeping up to date with current research. Dr Willy Weir said he also had concerns because some in the medical […]
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Minutes of the Meeting held in Residence 1, House of Lords, Wednesday 8 May 2019, 2.00 pm Present: Countess of Mar (Chairman); Dr Charles Shepherd (ME Association); Dr Willy Weir; Katherine Ladd (Researcher for Carol Monaghan MP); Bill Kent (reMEmber); Esperanza Moreno (ME Action); Sam Bromiley (AFME); Jonathan Davies & Simon Phillips (ME Research UK). […]
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A team from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have recently published the first results of their ME Research UK-funded study looking at brain function in adolescents with ME/CFS. As well as measuring the impact of mental exertion on cognitive function, they have also used MRI to assess functional connectivity. Read more here
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Psoriasis is a skin condition caused by an increased production of skin cells, and is thought to result from abnormalities in the immune system. It is characterised by systemic inflammation, which also affects other systems of the body, including the eyes and cardiovascular system. There is some evidence to suggest that patients with psoriasis are […]
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The electronic version of our Spring 2019 issue of Breakthrough magazine is now available online. Download a pdf or read it online. The contents include ME Research UK-funded research on the search for anti-citrullinated antibodies, reading problems in ME/CFS, and the involvement of severely ill patients in research; short items on the parliamentary debate on […]
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Many people with ME/CFS would consider that their most significant problem is post-exertional malaise (PEM) – that worsening of symptoms that follows even minimal physical (and sometimes mental) effort. Although PEM is included in existing case definitions for ME and CFS – such as the Fukuda and Canadian Consensus Criteria – these documents often do […]
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We reported last year the disappointing news that preliminary results from the Norwegian randomised trial of rituximab were not showing any clinical benefit of the drug in people with ME/CFS. This was doubly disappointing for us at ME Research UK because we had recently awarded a grant to Prof. David Patrick at the University of […]
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Dr Vance Spence, a founding Trustee and Chairman of ME Research UK for the past 18 years, announced his retirement at the charity’s recent AGM. Although stepping back from his role as Chairman and Trustee, Vance will continue to be a member of ME Research UK’s Scientific Board, providing input and advice on the quality […]
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Minutes of the Meeting held in Residence 1, House of Lords, Wednesday 13 March 2019 Present: Countess of Mar (Chairman); Carol Monaghan MP (Vice-Chairman); Hannah Clifton – Director M.E. Trust; Charles Shepherd – ME Association; Helen Dawes – Oxford Brookes University; Suzie Henson-Amphlett  – Tymes Trust ; Esperanza Moreno – ME ACTION; Gareth Tuckwell – […]

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