ME Research UK
ME Research UK (MERUK) is a British charity that raises funds for biomedical research into ME/CFS.
Aims[edit | edit source]
- Raising awareness of the need for biomedical research into ME/CFS globally;
- Providing high quality information on all aspects the of illness for a wide range of audiences — from summarising and appraising scientific literature on ME/CFS to informing the policy agenda;
- Facilitating or hosting meetings on ME/CFS biomedical research — such as, in previous years, our “New Horizons” conferences in Edinburgh and Cambridge, and our Colloquia in Glasgow and Dundee.
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Research database[edit | edit source]
ME Research UK maintains a database of ME/CFS research.
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History[edit | edit source]
- On May 19, 2017, ME Research UK withdrew its membership from the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC).
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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.