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Mitochondria and ME/CFS: New MEA RRF funding announced

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by charles shepherd, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. charles shepherd

    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    ME Association to fund fourth study into the role of the mitochondria in ME/CFS | 10 March 2016

    We are pleased to announce that the MEA Ramsay Research Fund is about to start funding another research study relating to the role of mitochondria in ME/CFS.

    This research grant has been given to Dr Karl Morten and Professor Joanna Poulton at the University of Oxford.

    The following description of the background to the Oxford research and what will it involve has been prepared by Dr Karl Morten:

    More infomation on this new MEA RRF funding on the MEA website:

    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...e-of-the-mitochondria-in-mecfs-10-march-2016/

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
     
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  2. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    Hooray *toots trumpet*
     
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    Daisymay Senior Member

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    Excellent news Charles, thanks.
     
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    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Very nice. It looks like Dr Morten and Dr Poulton have done a ton of research into various mitochondrial diseases, going back approximately 25 years.
     
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    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    Although Professor Poulton has not been involved in ME/CFS research up until now she has a well deserved international reputation when it comes to mitochondrial research:

    http://www.mitochondrialncg.nhs.uk/oxford_clinical.html

    The MEA is very keen to bring in people like this who are real experts in their own area of medicine but new to ME/CFS research
     
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    Thanks, that's interesting. Is their work mostly on congenital mito diseases or have they also done research on acquired mito problems which might be due to a combination of genetic susceptability plus environment or perhaps just environment (including perhaps infection?).
     
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    The Oxford research group deal with both inherited and acquired mitochondrial disease
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Daisymay Senior Member

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    Excellent.
     
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    Battery Muncher Senior Member

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    This sounds like an excellent idea!

    Thank you to Dr Shepherd and the MEA Ramsey Research fund for helping to fund what could be a very valuable piece of research.
     
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    NIH might ask themselves why announcements like this are met with high praise while theirs are... ahem,,, controversial.

    Thank you for posting this Dr Shepherd.
     
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    Stewart Senior Member

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    @charles shepherd - thank you for sharing this.

    The MEA news article also mentions the study that Dr Sarah Jayne Boulton undertook last year into the commercial and clinical mitochondrial function blood tests, which I think was due to conclude last October. Do you have any idea when the results of that study are likely to be made public?
     
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    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    Apologies for delay in replying

    These results are currently being analysed with a view to publication. I cannot really say any more until the researchers know whether they are going to be published.
     
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