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ME Association statement – XMRV: UK research group fails to replicate American findings

Failure to detect the novel retrovirus XMRV in chronic fatigue syndrome. Erlwein O et al.  Public Library of Science/PLoS ONE open access journal: January 2010. In October 2009, an American…

MEA-funded study published into risk factors for severe ME/CFS

Pheby D and Saffron L.  Biology and Medicine (2009); 1 (4): 50 – 74   This very comprehensive questionnaire based research study was carried out by Dr Derek Pheby and…

ME Association on the ‘Ed Doolan Show’, BBC West Midlands – Tuesday 1 December 2009

Representatives of the ME Association will be appearing in a radio phone-in show on BBC WM at lunchtime on Tuesday, December 1 – together with Natalie Tappy, from the Mid-Warwickshire…

Dr Ellen Goudsmit joins ME Association panel of advisers

The ME Association have appointed Dr Ellen Goudsmit as a consultant on psychological issues. Dr Goudsmit is a registered health psychologist with a background in medical and psychological research.

ME Association cited in Nursing Times review of new pacing DVD and booklet

The ME Association and our medical adviser, Dr Charles Shepherd, are both cited in a Nursing Times review this week – which looks at a new DVD and booklet package…

Summary of MEA Board of Trustees’ meetings on 9 and 10 November 2009

This is a summary of key points to emerge from two meetings of The ME Association Board of Trustees. These meetings took place at our Head Office in Buckingham on Monday afternoon,…

Eric Smart reaches Adelaide – he’s cycled 14,386 miles to get there

ME Association fundraiser Eric Smart reached Adelaide in south Australia yesterday (Saturday 10 September 2009) – at the end of a 14,386-mile cycle ride from his home town in Aberdeen.

ME virus discovery raises hopes

From BBC Online, 9 October 2009 US scientists say they have made a potential breakthrough in understanding what causes the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME.

Red sandstorms in Australia – part of cycle trip’s ‘rich tapestry’ for Eric

They’re holding a private disco in Aberdeen this weekend to help replenish the bank balance of Eric Smart, the 44-year-old cyclist who is riding from Aberdeen to Adelaide, Australia, in…

We’ve two guaranteed places in next year’s London Marathon

The ME Association has bought two guaranteed places in next year’s London Marathon. If you would like to be considered for one of them, please click on the following link…

ME Association submission to the APPG Inquiry into NHS Services for people with ME

The All Party Parliamentary Group on ME Inquiry into NHS services for people with ME/CFS is now calling witnesses to give evidence before it. Dr Charles Shepherd, our medical adviser,…

Immunotherapy for ME/CFS

A number of drugs which act on the body’s immune system (immunomodulatory drugs) have been suggested as possible forms of treatment for sub-groups of people with ME/CFS.  These drugs include Ampligen,…

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