Stephen Holgate was pretty clear when the funding was announced that it wasn't enough but was a start. I don't think he'll be waiting 2-4 years for something to happen - I got the impression he'll be trying to get more studies funded. Wildcat: I'm familiar with the MRC's funding history (they once head a Head who believed 'the only approach that works with CFS is behavioural') and they have never before ring-fenced funds for biomedical research into CFS. That is real change, albeit not as much as we like. I think we need to encourage those like Stephen Holgate - and Charles Shepherd - who have been working very hard to get this funding. If all we can say is 'is that it?', they are hardly going to be encouraged to keep trying.