This Free Factsheet explains why we consider biomedical research to be one of our top priorities as a national charity. We answer questions such as, What sort of research do we fund? and Why is it so important that we raise money for research? We also take a close look at the ME Biobank – a project we have been supporting since it began in 2011.
The ME Association has always regarded the promotion and funding of biomedical research to be a key priority and we have invested more than £1million in recent years.
In 2019/20 we announced an additional £200,000 in three new studies and in May 2020 we invested in a new study, the first of its kind in the UK, which will monitor physiological changes in people with M.E. at home.
Dr Melvin Ramsay brought the neurological disease M.E. (myalgic encephalopathy/encephalomyelitis) to the attention of the medical profession in 1955. He also helped establish the ME Association, which was founded in 1978, and he remained closely involved with the charity until his death in 1990.
This Free Factsheet explains why we consider biomedical research to be one of our top priorities as a national charity. We answer questions such as, What sort of research do we fund? Why is it so important that we raise money for research?
We provide information about the M.E. Biobank, a unique and successful project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, which we have been supporting on our own since it began in 2011.
We also review all the current and recently published research studies we have invested in, thanks to your very generous support.
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