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

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's the aim of the paediatric study you're funding?

A. This severe paediatric M.E. surveillance study, Prof Esther Crawley aims to measure the incidence, demographic and clinical features of severe paediatric M.E. in the UK.Prof Crawley says: “We…
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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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Q. What was the research into immune responses in CFS/M.E. you funded about?

A. Project summary: By Prof Stephen Todryk, Northumbria UniversityThere are likely to be many causes of CFS/M.E., but various laboratories report that immune function in people with CFS/M.E. is…
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Q. What was the ME/CFS Disease Register you helped fund?

A. Action for M.E., the ME Association and ME Research UK are jointly releasing this statement to update our supporters on the ME/CFS Disease Register project, which has now come to an end. The…
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Q. How can children and young people manage activity?

A. Please be aware that given recent publications and emerging evidence, this page is currently under review.Activity management is not just about physical activity: it involves everything that…
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Q. How can schools help support a child with M.E.?

A. This page offers information for parents, teachers and other education professionals.There a number of ways that schools can make reasonable adjustments to support a child with M.E. If you feel…
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Q. What education support is a child with M.E. entitled to?

A. Section 19 of the Education Act 1996 (as amended by Section 3 of the Children Schools and Families Act 2010) provides a duty on local authorities of maintained schools to arrange suitable education…
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Q. What's the evidence for children with M.E. using GET?

A. Please be aware that given recent publications and emerging evidence, this page is currently under review.Although national guidance recommends that children with M.E. are offered activity management,…
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Children and young people