Centre of Excellence for ME

From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history
Jump to: navigation, search
Centre of Excellence for myalgic encephalomyelitis  logo

The Centre of Excellence for ME (CofEME, or UK and Europe Centre of Excellence for ME) was proposed by the charity Invest in ME Research, with fundraising beginning a number of years ago. The Centre of Excellence for ME will conduct only biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).[1]

Aims[edit | edit source]

Notable people[edit | edit source]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

No studies have been published yet.

Let's C Research and funding[edit | edit source]

Invest in ME Research launched the Let's C Research appeal to fundraise for the UK and Europe Centre of Excellence for ME a number of years ago.[1] The Let's C Research appeal, supported by Let's Do It for ME, has raised over £80,000 for Centre of Excellence for ME to date.[2]

Location[edit | edit source]

The proposed site is around Norwich Research Park, Norfolk, UK, which is close to the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, a modern flagship hospital where medical tests would take place.[3]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Invest in ME Research. "Invest in ME Research - UK Charity for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Centre of Excellence for ME". investinme.org. Retrieved Jan 28, 2019. 
  2. Let's Do It for ME. "Let's C Research | Read Fundraising's story". www.justgiving.com. Retrieved Jan 28, 2019. 
  3. Centre of Excellence for ME. "Centre of Excellence for ME". www.cofeforme.eu. Retrieved Jan 29, 2019. 

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.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history.