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TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 13 January 2017

From Molecular Biosystems, 23 December 2016. Metabolic profiling of a myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome discovery cohort reveals disturbances in fatty acid and lipid metabolism Arnaud Germain(a), David Ruppert(b), Susan M….

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UK ME/CFS Biobank team contribute editorial on dangers of conflicting case definitions | Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior | 8 January 2017

From Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior, 8 January 2017. EDITORIAL Differing case definitions point to the need for an accurate diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome Luis Nacul, Caroline C…

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How to take care of yourself if you have a winter cough and cold | 8 January 2017

A Daily Mail news report correctly points out there are an awful lot of people suffering from a nasty viral infection at the moment that can cause a prolonged period…

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You smashed it! But our Christmas Appeal will stay open – and here’s why | 6 January 2016

Story by Sarah Staples The ME Association’s Christmas appeal to fund groundbreaking research – which hit its £50,000 target in less than four weeks – is to stay open, with…

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TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 6 January 2017

From Molecular Biosystems, 23 December 2016 Metabolic profiling of a myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome discovery cohort reveals disturbances in fatty acid and lipid metabolism Arnaud Germain(a), David Ruppert(b), Susan M…

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Our latest website poll | give us your views on the NHS hospital-based services for people with ME/CFS | 3 January 2016

Scroll down the page to find our monthly ‘Quick Survey’ (middle column)

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TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 30 December 2016

From the Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21 December 2016. Full text available. Exploring the potential role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner within a care path for patients with Chronic Fatigue…

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Seasonal greetings and good news from the UK’s only ME/CFS Biobank | 29 December 2016

Dr Charles Shepherd, chairman of the biobank steering group, passes on this message from the biobank principal, Dr Luis Nacul: The UK ME/CFS Biobank would like to share our significant…

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TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 23 December 2016

Immunosignatures, countering “aspersions”, sleep quality & inflammation, metabolic profiling.

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New study on pathological mechanisms in ME from Bergen research group | Kavli Trust newsletter | 22 December 2016

From Kavlifondet | 22 December 2016 A new study, partly funded by the Kavli Trust, suggests that the PDH enzyme is inhibited in ME/CFS patients, which may explain both energy…

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MEA to fund new research into biomarkers and markers of disease activity in people with severe ME/CFS | 20 December 2016

Professor Elisa Oltra, who has landed a £50,000 MEA research grant for this exciting study.

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Upbeat end-of-year message from the UK ME/CFS Biobank | 20 December 2016

Pictured – Public health consultant Dr Luis Nacul and his team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Forward ME Group | Professor Holgate answers questions about the MEGA project | posted here 20 December 2016

FORWARD ME GROUP: Minutes for the meeting held in at the House of Lords on 7 December 2016 This meeting included a presentation from Professor Stephen Holgate on the MEGA…

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TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 16 December 2016

Three studies this week – from PACE re-analysis to phone-delivered CBT and heart rate feedback.

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‘Sometimes it’s even too painful to brush my hair’ | The Newsletter, Northern Ireland | 12 December 2016

From The Newsletter, Northern Ireland, 12 December 2016. Story by Joan McParland On 13th October 1999 my life became unrecognisable. I went from being fit and healthy, able to work…

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A preliminary re-analysis of the PACE trial | Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior | 14 December 2016

From Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 14 December 2016 Can patients with chronic fatigue syndrome really recover after graded exercise or cognitive behavioural therapy? A critical commentary and preliminary re-analysis…

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Why our Christmas Appeal got personal for MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd | 13 December 2016

Story by Sarah Staples Our Christmas appeal, Make ME Better, has reached its target of raising £50,000 to fund pioneering biomedical research into the illness. The ME Association’s medical adviser,…

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‘ME campaigners don’t ignore CBT and GET… but they do challenge the science’ | Dr Phil Hammond in Private Eye | 10 December 2016

In his second consecutive ‘Medicine Balls’ column in Private Eye, Dr Phil Hammond returns to a subject in which he has a close professional interest – the medical care of…

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High Court action over insurance company’s ‘spying’ settled | The Irish Times | 9 December 2016

From The Irish Times, 9 December 2016. Story by Aodhan O’Faolain. A retired secondary school teacher who was followed by private detectives acting for Zurich Life Assurance has settled her…