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Dr Ron Davis announces significant breakthroughs at his lab in the States | 24 February 2017

In this 18-minute film, Dr Ron Davis presents an ME/CFS research update from his lab at the Stanford Genome Technology Centre. The Centre has made significant breakthroughs towards understanding the…

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Plaudits for new South African TV news documentary on M.E. | 24 February 2017

A 10-film on M.E. was shown on Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest-running TV investigation show, on 20 February 2017. It has won plaudits round the world for its straight talking…

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PACE Trial | you couldn’t get a sleeker critique on YouTube than this | 24 February 2017

A scientist called Sonia Lee has produced this very sleek, eight-and-a-half minute critique of the PACE Trial on YouTube


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 24 February 2017

From The Open Journal of Bioresources, 20 February 2017. Bioresource Papers The UK ME/CFS Biobank for biomedical research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Multiple Sclerosis Eliana M Lacerda(1,*),…


PIP claimant who took her own life had written about unfair assessment report | Disability News Service | 23 February 2017

From the Disability News Service, 23 February 2017. Story by John Pring. A disabled woman who took her own life after being told she had lost a benefits appeal had…


Dr Paul Worthley, formerly clinical lead at Burrswood Hospital, is seeing ME/CFS patients again | 23 February 2017

Dr Paul Worthley, who built up quite a reputation for the care of patients with ME/CFS when he worked at Burrswood Hospital in Kent, is now is seeing ME/CFS patients…


The science behind the Queensland Government’s CFS ‘breakthrough’ statement | Science Alert | 22 February 2017



‘Gold Coast researchers make chronic fatigue breakthrough’ | Queensland Government statement | 21 February 2017

The NCNED team – led by Professors Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Don Staines

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South East London ME Support Group respond to ‘Improving Lives: The Health, Work and Disability Green Paper’ | 20 February 2017

This response was written by Catherine Hale and Patricia de Wolfe. The South East London ME Support Group is a small charity for the support of people living with Myalgic…

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Transcript of Jim Al-Khalili’s interview with Professor Sir Simon Wessely | The Life Scientific, BBC Radio 4 | 14 February 2017

Jim Al-khalili’s subject in his ‘The Life Scientific’ programme on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday, February 14, was Professor Sir Simon Wessely, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who…

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Vitamin D supplements may help to prevent viral and bacterial infections | 16 February 2017

New research published today indicates that taking a regular vitamin D supplement will reduce the chance of picking up infections. BBC Health News report on this research Link to previous…


Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome | New Scientist | 13 February 2017

From New Scientist, 13 February 2017. Story by Andy Coughlan. It’s as if a switch has been flicked. Evidence is mounting that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by the…

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Musician Andy Beaumont, the 71-year-old youngster who wants to climb every mountain in Wales | 13 February 2017

The ME Association has thanked an Anglesey musician for his dedicated fundraising efforts which have raised hundreds to support sufferers of an illness which causes an extreme tiredness that does…

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PACE Trial latest | MEA to pay for open access to independent reanalysis paper | 12 February 2017

Story by Tony Britton The ME Association believe that a recent independent re-analysis of the PACE Trial recovery data is such an important document that we have paid the publisher,…


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 10 February 2017

From the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (open access), 22 January 2017 Review – Systematic Review – Meta-Analysis Dietary and nutrition interventions for the therapeutic treatment of chronic fatigue…


TGI Friday! | Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 3 February 2017

From Biological Psychiatry, published online 31 August 2016. Prefrontal Structure Varies as a Function of Pain Symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. van der Schaaf ME(1), De Lange FP(2), Schmits IC(3),…


M.E. biomed studies |They’re like buses. You wait years… then five come along at once | 2 February 2017

Story by Sarah Staples, press officer, The ME Association Research – at least research into ME – it seems, is like buses. You wait years and then five come along…

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So where do you live? | We’d like to know – please take part in our monthly ‘Quick Survey’ | 2 February 2017

Why are we asking this question? We already know that we have a large readership on the MEA website with quite a few people coming from outside the UK –…


Jennifer Brea’s award-winning M.E. film snapped up by US public services broadcaster | 1 February 2016

Story by Tony Britton Jennifer Brea’s film Unrest, which won a Special Jury Editing Award after it was premiered at last week’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah, has been snapped…

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Fanfare for charity’s plans for ME/CFS centre of excellence in Norwich | BBC Look East | 27 January 2017

Story by Tony Britton The BBC Look East news programme last night highlighted plans by the research charity, Invest in ME, to promote the campus of the University of East…