CURRENT RESEARCH
with
INVEST in ME
 

Invest in ME aim to facilitate, initiate and organise biomedical research into ME and improve education and awareness of the disease.

The following is a list of current research projects which the charity is funding, is intending on funding or would like to fund.

 

 
MICROBIOME

A role for a leaky gut and the intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis.

This has been fully funded already and begins in autumn 2013.

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RITUXIMAB

Invest in ME have now initiated a UK rituximab project with UCL. A specific web site has been set up to document this project - see www.ukrituximabtrial.org.
Help us fund this trial - click here

 

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Autoimmunity and ME

HYPOTHALAMUS

Invest in ME are working with researchers, as part of the examinations facility proposal and to support the rituximab trial, on a more comprehensive and detailed analysis of antibodies binding the hypothalamus.

This is important as these are more likely to explain various ME symptoms.

This, along with a search for anti-cytokine antibodies, will form the first the part of work on autoimmunity in ME.

This project will take between 15 and 18 months with a further 3 months for data analysis and publication.

 

The funding of this research is via the Invest in ME Biomedical Research Fund.

 

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EDUCATION

 

This is a scheme which Invest in ME will fund whereby medical students will be enrolled in a Masters degree course whilst performing their medical training.

The MA course would be related to research into ME and be performed at UEA.

 

In the first instance we are looking at funding two students - at a cost of up to 10000 each.

 

The knowledge gained and the publicity obtained by these courses will be beneficial for future research and awareness, as well as influencing medical colleges.

 

The funding of these medical students will be via the Invest in ME Biomedical Research Fund.

 

 

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Other Invest in ME events

International ME Research Meeting

Scheduled for 29th May 2014 the Biomedical Research into ME Collaborative meeting, prior to the IIMEC9 Invest in ME International ME Conference 2014 - click here 

 

International ME Conferences

The Invest in ME International ME Conferences are CPD accredited biomedical conferences which provide a platform for the latest information and biomedical research on myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Invest in ME began the conferences in 2006 and they are now an annual event in May. The conferences attract some of the most renowned speakers from all over the world and are valuable sources of education and information for healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, researchers, ME support groups and people with ME and enable an excellent insight into these areas and the issues currently facing the healthcare and ME patient communities.

Use the links below to see reviews of all of the IiME conferences.

International ME Conference DVDs

For details of purchasing the DVDs of the conferences, containing the entire presentations, please go to this page.

 

Together with these conferences and research meetings we have the support of a great many wonderful and dedicated supporters.

 

 

Let's Do It For ME

There is also the Let's do it for ME! is a patient-driven campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for a UK centre of excellence for translational biomedical ME research, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients, training and information for healthcare staff, based around the Norwich Research Park in the UK and aiming to work collaboratively with international biomedical researchers.

Together we are making things happen.

 

 

Please help us fund biomedical research into ME.

 

 

Last Updated: 11/04/2014