£164,000 grant for study into the Lightning Process and children with ME

Dr Esther Crawley’s team at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath have been awarded £164,000 to to investigate whether it is possible to recruit to a randomised controlled trial studying how the Lightning Process compares with specialised medical care in the treatment of childhood ME/CFS. The funding comes from the Linbury Trust […]

Third negative XMRV study reported in today’s British Medical Journal

A Dutch team has failed to find evidence of the XMRV virus in blood samples taken from Dutch patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The BMJ also carries an editorial by retrovirologist Professor Myra McClure, of Imperial College London, and Professor Simon Wessely, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College, London. BMJ Report Editorial

XMRV and the Ramsay Research Fund

  The ME Association’s Ramsay Research Fund (RRF) is a separate ring-fenced research fund that supports biomedical studies aimed at increasing our understanding of the underlying disease process in ME/CFS as well as clinical studies aimed at finding more effective forms of treatment. 

New Challenge to Chronic Fatigue ‘Virus’ – ScienceNOW magazine

From ScienceNOW magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 16 February 2010 (Story by Sam Kean). A theory linking chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to an infectious mouse virus known as XMRV has taken a second major hit. First proposed last October in Science, the virus-CFS connection was quickly challenged by a […]

Parliamentary Question, 1 February 2010: work capability assessments and ME

Hansard source David Drew, the Labour MP for Stroud, has asked his fourth parliamentary question about ME/CFS in the space of three weeks. This time he asked whether the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions will take steps to ensure that the effects of retrovirus and other illnesses associated with myalgic encephalomyelitis are fully […]


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