Hi All, I've been taking a break from the forum while preparing for a family wedding -- a daunting task. But, I just couldn't help but report the following news from Margaret Parlor, President of the National ME/FM Action Network. Her email contained the following text: "Several months ago, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research offered a “catalyst grant” to set up a research network for ME/CFS. The National ME/FM Action Network was part of a team that made a grant application. We have just received word that our application was denied. You can read the documentation here: It provides interesting quotes like: 'there is no evidence that CFS is a disease', 'psychosocial factors are strongly associated with the development of CFS' and 'research focus on biomarkers is likely to provide limited additional value'."