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Some frequently asked questions about M.E. Please contact us if you can't find the information you need.

Q. Do you fund research which involves animals?

A. Action for M.E. does not currently fund research using animals and will not do so without full consultation with our Supporting Members.However, we do support the Association of Medical Research…
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Q. How can I donate to M.E. research?

A. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Action for M.E. is able to invest in pilot research projects that will help further our understanding of the biology of M.E. We must keep searching for…
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Q. How can I register for the 2016 UK CMRC conference?

A. Registration is now open for the third annual UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC) conference, which will be held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September 2016 at Novotel, Newcastle Airport.…
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Q. How do you decide what research to fund and support?

A. We only fund projects that fit with our research strategy, developed after extensive consultation with more than 1,000 people affected by M.E.This strategy sets out how we will work towards our…
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Q. What does your Research Panel do?

A. Chaired by Trustee Jane Young, Action for M.E.’s Research Panel reports to the Board of Trustees and holds delegated responsibility to:support the development of Action for M.E.’s research strategyoversee…
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Q. What does your Voice Committee do?

A. The purpose of the Voice Committee is to ensure that people with M.E. are an inherent part of decision-making about research projects that we do and don’t fund.Along with people with M.E. and…
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Q. What does your Scientific Advisory Panel do?

A. Our Scientific Advisory Panel is made up of researchers with a proven track record in their field and ideally with a specialism or interest within the M.E. field. Members of the Panel are…
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Q. What is the severe paediatric M.E. surveillance study you're funding about?

A. Led by: Dr Esther CrawleyAims: To measure the incidence, demographic and clinical features of severe paediatric M.E. in the UK.Dr Crawley says: “We will use a national surveillance unit to contact…
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Q. What is the ​mitochondrial DNA variation study about?

A. Led by: Dr Joanna ElsonAims: To discover whether people with M.E./CFS have different patterns of mitochondrial DNA variation that could affect a person’s chances of developing the illness or…
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Q. What is the autonomic dysfunction feasibility study you're funding about?

A. Led by: Prof Julia NewtonAims: People with M.E. frequently have symptoms of light-headedness and dizziness which has been shown in studies to be related to drops in blood pressure when they stand…
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Q. What is the neurophysiology of pain in ME study about?

A. Led by: Prof Peter White and Dr Julius BourkeAims: To discover the physiological and chemical abnormalities underlying pain experienced by people with M.E.Cost: Action for M.E. took over the…
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Q. What is the understanding muscle dysfunction study?

A. Led by: Dr Phil Manning and Prof Julia Newton at Newcastle University.Aims: This PhD studentship will establish in vitro approaches to exploring the inter-relationship between muscle function,…
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