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February 22, 2017 From Science Alert, 22 February 2017. Story by Fiona MacDonald. ONE OF THE BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME JUST GOT DEBUNKED – CHRONIC FATIGUE IS A REAL DISEASE Chronic...

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

February 22, 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

February 20, 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

February 17, 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

February 16, 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...

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

February 13, 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

February 13, 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

February 12, 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,...

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

February 9, 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...

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

February 3, 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),...

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

February 2, 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...

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

February 2, 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

February 1, 2017 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...

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

January 27, 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...

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017 A large number of published studies have come to light this week. This is s selection from them. We shall publish more in our Friday summary next week. From Archives...

Could Oxford become the new centre of excellence for biomedical research into ME/CFS? | 23 January 2017

January 23, 2017 Things look good for ME/CFS biomed studies at Oxford University, says Dr Charles Shepherd.

Over 310,000 people have watched Jennifer Brea’s TED talk so far | 23 January 2017.

January 23, 2017 Five years ago, Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets...

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

January 13, 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....

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

January 10, 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...

Dr Mark Vink paper slams PACE Trial data on CBT and Graded Exercise | Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology | 10 January 2017

January 10, 2017 From the Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology, 10 January 2017. Assessment of Individual PACE Trial Data: in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cognitive Behavioral and Graded Exercise Therapy are Ineffective, Do...

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

January 8, 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...

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

January 6, 2017 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...

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

January 6, 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...

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

January 3, 2017 Scroll down the page to find our monthly 'Quick Survey' (middle column)

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

December 30, 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...

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

December 29, 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...

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

December 22, 2016 Immunosignatures, countering "aspersions", sleep quality & inflammation, metabolic profiling.

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

December 22, 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...

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

December 20, 2016 Professor Elisa Oltra, who has landed a £50,000 MEA research grant for this exciting study.

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

December 20, 2016 Pictured - Public health consultant Dr Luis Nacul and his team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.