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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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CureME Internship

In mid-2015 we were joined by Amit Arunkumar, a fourth year medical student from the University of California, San Francisco, for a year funded by a scholarship to study ME/CFS from both the clinical and laboratory side of research.

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UK ME/CFS Biobank Final Report for charity-funded work released

The CureME team is pleased to release the UK ME/CFS Biobank Final Report for work funded 2011 through 2014 by Action for M.E., the ME Association, ME Research UK, and a private donor.  (The Biobank will continue operating with funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.)

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NIH public talks

On September 8th, 2014, Dr. Christopher Beisel from the U.S. National Institutes of Health gave two public outreach sessions at the School. Public outreach session (for patients and other interested parties): “NIH Grant Support for ME/CFS Research” NIH funding opportunities (for researchers): “NIH Funding Opportunities for Non-U.S. Institutions & Investigators”

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In this 2014 podcast Erinna Bowman, Research Fellow for the CureME team, discusses the importance of ME/CFS research. The film mentioned in the extended podcast is ‘Voices from the Shadows‘.

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