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Government encourages more high-quality M.E. research proposals

July 20, 2016

The Government has responded to a petition asking it to fund more research into M.E./CFS by saying that research into the illness is currently a priority area for the Medical Research Council but that it has received “very few high-quality proposals” for research into M.E./CFS.

The response also encourages further research applications and highlights that these would ideally “include studies to investigate the biological causes of the condition, improve our understanding of the condition and the complex and diverse range of symptoms experienced, and evaluate treatments.”

The petition, which attracted 15,400 signatures, also asked for the formation of a work group focussing on the issues surrounding this disease.

You can read the Government’s full response here.