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****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

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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

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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.