ME on Sky News – Saturday, June 13

June 17, 2009

Sky News ran a couple of items about the need for more biomedical research into ME on Saturday, June 13.

The channel ran a two and a half minute item after being tipped off about an ME conference that took place in Norway on Saturday. While Sky News did not manage to get to Norway, this item featured interviews with a former City workerHeidi Tyrvainen who spoke about how she copes with ME, and with Dr Jonathan Kerr – who argued that scientific collaboration was necessary to validate the biological abnormalities that have already been found.

Sky News: interviews with a former City worket and Dr Jonathan Kerr

Sky News also carried a four-minute interview on the same subject with Dr Charles Shepherd, medical adviser to the ME Association. Dr Shepherd spoke about research developments in the UK, including the work of the new Medical Research Council expert advisory group on ME/CFS which is chaired by Professor Stephen Holgate from the University of Southampton.

Unfortunately, the last minute of Dr Shepherd's interview is missing from the You Tube video. If anyone can source a full-length video, please let us know by email.

Sky News: You Tube video of interview with Dr Charles Shepherd (missing the last minute)

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