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    ****ME Research UK - Newsletter****


    ***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



    ***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:

    ***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:

    ***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



    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.

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