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ME/CFS Biobank - 2015 progress report

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by charles shepherd, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. charles shepherd

    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    Some good UK research news to end the year…

    ME/CFS Biobank: 2015 Progress Report:
    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...asm-at-the-uk-mecfs-biobank-23-december-2015/

    Link to the team's annual newsletter:
    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CURE-ME-newsletter-2015-copy.pdf

    Thanks to the very generous response to the ME Association's Big GIve Xmas Appeal last year, this money will be paying for the first year of opening up the ME/CFS Biobank for the supply of blood samples and anonymised clinical data to research groups who want to apply for samples

    Top up funding for the first year, and all funding for the second year of operation, will come from the MEA Ramsay Research Fund

    Total MEA RRF funding will amount to just under £85,000

    We are currently exploring other sources of funding which will ensure the long term sustainability of the ME/CFS Biobank at the Royal Free Hospital in London

    More information on the ME/CFS Biobank, which forms part of the main University College London Biobank:
    http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/itd/crd/research/cure-me/ukmecfsbiobank/

    Details of the £1 million US National Institutes of Health research grant for a three year longitudinal study looking at the virology and immunology of ME/CFS:
    http://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/news/2013/06/28/uk-mecfs-biobank-project-awarded-1-million-grant/

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
    Chair, ME/CFS Biobank Steering Group
     
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    Thanks for this Charles - and all the other work you do for us, much appreciated.
     
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    Yay! Thank you Dr Shepherd. Merry Christmas.
     
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