We list in chronological order all the research that has been published on ME/CFS since the year 2000 that received financial support from the ME Association Ramsay Research Fund.

There are two additional pages in this section that relate to published research:

Published Research (from 2000 to present):

2020: Oltra et al. Assessing diagnostic value of microRNAs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and extracellular vesicles in ME/CFS

2019: Geraghty et al. The ‘cognitive behavioural model’ of chronic fatigue syndrome: Critique of a flawed model

2019: Tomas et al. Mitochondrial complex activity in permeabilised cells of chronic fatigue syndrome patients using two cell types

2019: Polli, Nijs et al. Relationship Between Exercise-induced Oxidative Stress Changes and Parasympathetic Activity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Observational Study in Patients and Healthy Subjects

2018: Xu, Morten, Huang, et al. A new approach to find biomarkers in CFS/ME by single-cell Raman micro-spectroscopy

2018: Keith Geraghty & Charlotte Blease ME/CFS and the biopsychosocial model: a review of patient harm and distress in the medical encounter

2017: Tomas et al. Cellular bioenergetics is impaired in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

2017: Keith Geraghty et al. ME/CFS patients’ reports of symptom changes following cognitive behavioural therapy, graded exercise therapy and pacing treatments: Analysis of a primary survey compared with secondary surveys

2017: Jo Nijs et al. The Role of Autonomic Function in Exercise-induced Endogenous Analgesia: A Case-control Study in ME/CFS and Healthy People

2017: Joanna Elson et al. Clinically proven mtDNA mutations are not common in those with chronic fatigue syndrome (The MEA contributed £5,000 to this study which was largely funded by Action for M.E.)

2015: Anne McArdle et al. The Role of Cytokines in Muscle Fatigue in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

2015: Zoe Gotts et al. The Experience of Sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Qualitative Interview Study with Patients

2012: Julia Newton et al. Loss of Capacity to Recover from Acidosis on Repeat Exercise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Case-control Study

2009: Derek Pheby and Lisa Saffron, Risk Factors for Severe ME/CFS

2009: John Gow et al. A Gene Signature for Post-infectious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2008: Rhona Wilson et al. Dietary Intervention in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2006: Ronald A. Chalmers et al. CFSUM1 and CFSUM2 in Urine from Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are Methodological Artefacts

2005: Mark G. Jones et al. Plasma and Urinary Carnitine and Acylcarnitines in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2005: Mark G. Jones et al. Urinary and Plasma Organic Acids and Amino Acids in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2003: Evelina Georgiades et al. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: New Evidence for a Central Fatigue Disorder

2003: Faisel Khan et al. Prolonged Acetylcholine-induced Vasodilatation in the Peripheral Microcirculation of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2001: John Gow et al. Antiviral Pathway Activation in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Acute Infection

2000: Jonathan Brooks et al. Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Morphometry of the Hippocampus in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Visit the other pages in this section:

  • Research Projects:
    RRF investment in infrastructure and laboratory research. Also, position statements on long-term initiatives like the Rituximab clinical trial and the Post-Mortem Tissue Bank and how you can donate tissue after death.
  • Published Research:
    RRF studies from 2000 to present; PACE Trial reanalysis and critical commentary, and MEA illness management reports and critical trial reviews; MEA research summaries and research updates.
  • Volunteering for Research:
    ME/CFS research requiring volunteers.
  • CFS/ME Research Collaborative:
    The ME Association is an active member of the Executive Board of the CMRC. Here you can learn more about this organisation, become a member, read the conference reviews, and meeting summaries.
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