Research Updates and Research Summaries
Written by Dr Charles Shepherd and Charlotte Stephens, for the ME Association, these popular lay summaries focus on research we have found particularly interesting or important.
They also include updates relating to the research being funded by the Ramsay Research Fund. And often feature comments from researchers we have interviewed with some being written by the researchers themselves.
We make our summary reviews freely available as downloads or to view as website blogs and hope they help bring a greater understanding and appreciation of the science that lies behind these publications.
This series of reviews and updates began in Autumn 2017.
- February: Metabolites from ME/CFS implicate ‘Redox’ imbalance
- January: US study of onset patterns and course of illness in ME/CFS
- January: Whole-brain imaging study suggests brain inflammation in ME/CFS
- December: Red blood cells in ME/CFS demonstrate reduced ability to change shape
- November: Cardiac abnormalities in ME/CFS not due to deconditioning
- September: The search for biomarkers in ME/CFS using Raman spectroscopy
- August: Natural killer cells as a biomarker in ME/CFS
- June: ME/CFS and the Biopsychosocial Model – by Dr Keith Geraghty
- March: Vision impairment in M.E.
- February: Elevated BNP levels in ME/CFS associate with cardiac dysfunction
- January: The dysfunctional autonomic nervous system in ME/CFS
- December: Changes in ‘brain chemistry’ after exercise in CFS, Gulf War Illness and sedentary controls
- November: Cellular bioenergetic deficiencies in ME/CFS – by Cara Tomas
- October: Rethinking childhood adversity in ME/CFS
- October: Grey and white matter differences in chronic fatigue syndrome
- August: Cytokine signature associated with disease severity in ME/CFS
- August: To the heart of the issue – new study on two-day CPET in M.E. and MS
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More research for M.E. in 2019
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Other pages in this section:
- Published Research – Supported by the MEA Ramsay Research Fund
- Research Summaries – Lay summaries of interesting and important research
- PACE Trial Reanalysis and MEA Illness Management Reports
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