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Statement from the team after the CMRC 2018 Conference

Three members of the CureME Team presented at the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference in Bristol last week. It was an excellent event, with many important presentations given.   We were delighted that our presentations were well-received, and that researchers in the field were keen to hear about our participant networks and biorepository infrastructure, in […]

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Funding Call for Researchers

In November 2017 – January 2018, the UK ME/CFS Biobank (UKMEB) raised around £17,000 from a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign was conducted with the assistance of partner organisations and charities. We have decided to use these funds to release samples and data from the UKMEB free of charge to selected researchers. We want to enable […]

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Welcome back Jack!

The CureME team is delighted to confirm the re-appointment of Jack Butterworth as our Project Manager until the end of the current NIH-funded award.  Jack brings additional energy and drive to the team, and challenges our ambition for ME/CFS research. Jack has been working for us since last June, but joins us permanently this week […]

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R21 Success

In December 2017 we recruited 60 more participants, healthy controls and participants with ME/CFS for our R21 saliva- and urine-based study (funded by the NIH). This study will enable comprehensive assessments of cases of ME/CFS, using saliva and urine samples, at regular monthly intervals for the next six months. This greatly enhances the chances of […]

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NICE – Initial Engagement Meeting

Statement from CureME Director and Principal Investigator Dr Luis Nacul, who represented CureME and the LSHTM at yesterday’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence initial engagement meeting on new guidelines for ME/CFS: “The meeting was positive and NICE seems committed to fully engaging people with ME/CFS among a wide range of stakeholders. There seems to be […]

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2017 Christmas Appeal success!

The UK ME/CFS Biobank entered 2018 with a bang! We are delighted to announce that the Christmas Appeal grand total is a whopping £17,910 (with the possibility of a slight increase). These donations will allow us to release more Biobank samples in 2018 and continue our longitudinal study. A major shout out must go to […]

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CureME’s annual newsletter 2017

Our 2017 Annual Newsletter with updates on the Biobank and our research can be found here. We wish you all the best for 2018 and look forward to keeping you posted on an exciting year ahead!

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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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Jennifer Brea’s ‘Unrest’ premieres at the LSHTM

Jennifer Brea was a PhD student at Harvard University when she became suddenly ill with a high fever and became bedridden. She was initially misdiagnosed with conversion disorder, but eventually was identified as having ME/CFS. “I learned that my disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), has been ignored by medicine for decades.” Jennifer created and produced a documentary film of her life […]

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Major Announcement – NIH grant renewed

$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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