December 18, 2018
In October, the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee asked the public to inform them on potential areas of scrutiny. The committee expressed an interest to hear suggestions for work in areas that might otherwise escape its attention. In response to this request, Action for M.E have taken the opportunity to highlight the lack of funding for biomedical research in M.E./CFS.
This committee have the power to gather evidence on a line of inquiry and report the findings to the House of Commons. Below, you can read our submission below which we hope will shine a spotlight on a specific area of research which would have great benefit for people with M.E.
“Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a serious, chronic and fluctuating illness that affects many of the body’s systems causing debilitating symptoms that significantly impair an individual’s life. Diagnosing the disease remains a challenge and there are no approved treatments for M.E. (Recognition, research and respect: An agenda for change in M.E).We would like the Science and Technology Committee to look into the:
We expect to hear back from the Committee in January and will post an update if we are successful.
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