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Biobank samples received by Dr Karl Morten

The UKMEB is delighted to announce that this week it delivered a batch of samples to Dr Karl Morten PhD, senior researcher and laboratory manager at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University. This sample release represents the culmination of a year’s fundraising and planning, began by the ME Association […]

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Major Announcement

$2.1M INVESTMENT IS UK’S ‘BIGGEST EVER INVESTMENT INTO PHYSICAL CAUSES OF ME/CFS ’   The CureME team at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is delighted to announce the award of $2.1m (£1.57m) of grant funding from the United States National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a longitudinal study that will […]

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Farewell to Erinna Bowman

We are sad to announce that Research Fellow Erinna Bowman left the CureME team this August. Erinna joined the CureME team almost six years ago, after completing her Master’s at LSHTM.  She was initially the team’s administrator, and during those years was integral to the creation of the UK ME/CFS Biobank and the management of […]

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UK ME/CFS Biobank second-largest in UCL Biobank collections

The CureME team has learned that the UK ME/CFS Biobank sample collection now constitutes the second-largest collection housed at the UCL Biobank at the Royal Free Hospital: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biobank/uclpphysicalbiobank We would like to thank the more than 600 people who have provided the 30,475 samples currently in storage at the UCL Biobank. In effect, each participant […]

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EUROMENE: promoting Europe-wide collaboration in ME/CFS

We are delighted to announce a recent publication in the Journal of Translational Medicine, entitled The European ME/CFS Biomarker Landscape project: an initiative of the European network EUROMENE. The paper was co-authored by Eliana Lacerda from the CureME team, together with colleagues from 10 other European countries.  https://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-017-1263-z The paper discusses the urgent need to promote […]

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Recent UK ME/CFS Biobank paper suggests link between smoking and cognitive function in ME/CFS

The paper, entitled “Prevalence of and risk factors for severe cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS”, confirms the significant impact of cognitive symptoms on people with ME/CFS, and to a lesser but still considerable extent on people with MS. Among the findings, the authors demonstrated the impact of smoking in aggravating neurocognitive dysfunction, […]

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UK ME/CFS Biobank samples received in Valencia, Spain

The UK ME/CFS Biobank received an update yesterday from research colleagues at the Catholic University of Valencia in Spain. Professor Elisa Oltra told us, “My research team is delighted to have safely received the requested collection of blood fractions kindly donated by ME/CFS patients and healthy participants who took part in the UK ME/CFS Biobank […]

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CureME’s Annual Newsletter 2016

Our 2016 Annual Newsletter with updates on the Biobank and our research can be found here.  We wish you all the best for 2017 and look forward to updating you further on our research and Biobank activity in the New Year.

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “University of the Year 2016”

LSHTM won the coveted “THE University of the Year 2016” at last night’s award ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  This is wonderful news for the School and we are extremely proud to be a part of this world leading institution.  

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The UK ME/CFS Biobank paves the way for bigger and better research

This article by Simon McGrath provides a good run down on the Biobank and the samples we have available for researchers across the globe. The UK ME/CFS Biobank paves the way for bigger & better research

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