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ME/CFS Metabolomic research in Oxford, Newcastle and the ME Biobank

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by charles shepherd, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. charles shepherd

    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    ME/CFS Metabolomic research in Oxford, Newcastle and the ME Biobank

    The MEA appeal has now closed and raised almost £70,000 to fund the first UK research study into metabolomics in ME/CFS

    MEA trustees have also allocated a further £30,000 from the Ramsay Research Fund to enable to scope of this important new research to be extended beyond what was originally planned

    The research will involve researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle and make use of blood samples from the (MEA RRF funded) ME/CFS Biobank at the Royal Free Hospital in London

    Update on this research on the MEA website:

    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/2017/03/our-big-christmas-appeal-the-final-wrap-up-7-march-2017/

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
     
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  2. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    What alternative universe is this? I thought that us patients only chased researchers from the field?? ;)
     
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  3. Tyto alba

    Tyto alba

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    When I read your quoted section from the article my thoughts were much the same, as well as thinking that this actually sounds very promising indeed.
     
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  4. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    It could become a hot topic in research.

    Scientifically speaking this illness is largely unexplored territory. Which means exciting discoveries await, that will make a real difference for millions of patients.

    Thanks to better media coverage public perception also seems to be shifting. Funding is still a major problem but that can change. Once a critical mass of awareness and funding is reached, there might very well be an explosion of interest.
     
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  5. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    There is a lot of low hanging fruit ripe to be plucked.
     
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