****ME Research UK - Newsletter**** LATEST NEWS ***MERUK broadcasts on Real Radio*** This week (August 16-20th) sees 40-second adverts highlighting 5 real cases of ME (one each day) and the need for research into the illness. Catch them on Real Radio http://www.realradio-scotland.co.uk/station/real-action-ge4b/ge4be3gt/, at 0220, 0520, 1220, 1520, 2210 (times approx). If you think your story would make a good subject for similar programmes, please drop us an email - we'd love to hear from you. ***New scientific paper*** The September 2010 issue of Journal of Internal Medicine, a prestigious US journal, publishes the results of an MERUK-funded study "Pain inhibition and post-exertional malaise in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome". Read the abstract here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2010.02228.x/abstract ***MERUK opinion piece in HeraldScotland*** An opinion piece by Dr Neil Abbot "Why we need to start treating ME much more seriously" was published in The Herald newspaper on July 27th 2010. Read it here: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/why-we-need-to-start-treating-me-much-more-seriously-1.1043835 ***Christmas cards 2010*** Our new collection of Christmas cards for 2010 is available to order now by post or phone. See the designs, and print off an order form here http://www.meresearch.org.uk/support/cards.html ***Latest Breakthrough magazine on-line*** The Spring 2010 issue of our free full-colour 20-page magazine can now be read on-line using Issuu - try the "click and zoom" function here: http://www.meresearch.org.uk/information/breakthrough/index.html. For a printed copy, please e-mail headquarters with your address ==================================================== OTHER NEWS ***Updated key publications*** We have updated our web resource "Key publications on ME/CFS" http://www.meresearch.org.uk/information/keypubs/index.html. But there is much more to find - and we welcome pointers to responsible reports/documents we have might missed ***Muscle bioenergetics*** We recently funded a study on muscle bioenergetic abnormalities. Read more: http://www.meresearch.org.uk/research/projects/bioenergetics.html ***Pain in ME/CFS*** A MERUK-funded study on the pain characteristics of people with ME/CFS was published in Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. Find out more: http://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1006d&L=co-cure&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=3687 ***Our Research database*** Abstracts of all research papers (including JCFS) from 1966 to 31st May 2010 can be downloaded to your computer. Read more: http://www.meresearch.org.uk/information/researchdbase/index.html ==================================================== HOW TO HELP US ME Research UK receives no government funding and relies on donations from other charitable trusts, and from donations and legacies from members of the public.