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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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Opening of UK ME/CFS Biobank to Researchers Worldwide

Thanks to the generous support of those who contributed to our Big Give campaign last year and the ME Association, we’re thrilled to announce the official opening of the UK ME/CFS Biobank to scientists worldwide on 12th May 2016. Researchers are able to use our samples to conduct their own experiments at their home institutions […]

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Research participants exceed 500

We are delighted to announce that we have exceeded our participant quota for ME/CFS cases. We continue to recruit MS Controls and Healthy Controls; please contact us if you are able to participate as an MS or Healthy Control, live in any of the Greater London, Cambridge and Norfolk areas and are aged 18-60 years.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2015

We would like to send an enormous thank you to each and every person who contributed to our Big Give Christmas Challenge!  Over £36,000 was raised by more than 200 generous donors; this will allow us to open up the UK ME/CFS Biobank for applications from external researchers to use our samples and data for […]

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EU Cost Grant Awarded 2015

The proposal EUROMENE – European Network for ME/CFS, co-authored by the CureME team, has been awarded a grant under the EU COST programme. This project will facilitate inter-institutional collaboration within the European ME/CFS research world.

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