ME Research UK

ME Research UK

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  • Health and well being / research and care

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ME Research UK’s principal aim is to commission and fund scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME/CFS).

ME/CFS affects people of all ages and social and ethnic groups. Its symptoms are a reality of life for up to 240,000 people in the UK alone, not to mention their family and friends. Yet the illness is not properly recognised or researched – and this makes our role as the main independent funder of biomedical research in the UK and Europe particularly important.


Since 2000, we‘ve invested over £1.5m in biomedical research and, in terms of scientific papers published,  ME Research UK has funded more projects (45 to date) on ME/CFS than any other single organisation in the world outside North America. With our small, committed team of core staff, an advisory panel of professional scientists, and a dedicated Board of Trustees, we are committed to establishing ME Research UK as a major force for change that will make a real, long-term difference to the lives and prospects of people with the disease.

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