7 October 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
WPI to re-evaluate its research projects
Dr Judy Mikovits, research director at the Whittemore Peterson Institute, has been fired after she clashed with the institute's president and co-founder, Annette Whittemore. The institute released a statement saying it's re-evaluating its research projects in the wake of her departure. Meanwhile, Dr Mikovits is also facing accusations that she has misrepresented data.
Nature News, online
Scientists who study M.E./CFS
Nigel Hawkes speaks to Simon Wessely, Peter White and Esther Crawley about the intimidation they have faced for their work on M.E./CFS. "The anger and frustration patients have that funding has been almost totally focused on the psychiatric side is very justifiable," says Dr Charles Shepherd, M.E. Assocation. "But the way a very tiny element goes about protesting about it is not acceptable. It's not representative of the patients as a whole.”
Student BMJ, p 15-17
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