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‘Great Christmas Get Together’ To Tackle Loneliness

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  From ITV News.   After the success of ‘The Great Get Together’ in memory of Jo Cox in June, ‘The Great Christmas Get Together’ will invite people to share a ‘Mince Pie Moment’ with somebody who might be feeling lonely over the festive period. ‘Mince Pie Moments’ will take place all over the UK, […]

Welcome to IiMER Research Blog !

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  From Invest in ME Research.   Invest in ME Research have created a page on their Centre of Excellence website for blogs by researchers funded by the charity to describe what they are doing, what experiences they have, what they think of research into ME, what they hope to achieve – and allow more communication with […]

Automated Checkouts ‘Miserable’ For Elderly Shoppers

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  By Sean Coughlan in BBC News.   Automated checkout machines put off about a quarter of older people from going shopping, a survey from a housing charity for the elderly suggests. They can find the automated checkouts “intimidating” and “unfriendly,” according to the charity, Anchor. Without someone to talk to at the tills, shopping […]

13th Invest In ME Research International ME Conference

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  IIMEC13 This annual international, CPD accredited research conference provides a platform for the latest and most promising biomedical research into ME. IIMEC13 will be the thirteenth conference and regularly attracts researchers, clinicians, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, healthcare professionals and patient groups twenty countries from around the world. The conference is a full day event […]

Book A Home Fire Safety Visit

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    From North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.   Upon request, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service can carry out a home fire safety visit to your home, completely free of charge. This visit involves fire service staff coming to your home to give you advice on fire safety in the home, actions you can […]

Buses Sport Giant Poppies – And Offer Free Travel To Armed Services Personnel

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  From YorkMix.   Serving members of the armed forces will enjoy free travel as a bus company backs the Poppy Appeal. Transdev, which runs the Coastliner and Cityzap services, has adorned several of its buses with large sized commemorative poppies as a tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom. Building on its […]

Three NIH Funded ME/CFS Research Centers….And (What Else ?) A Controversy

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   And then there were three. Almost two years after Dr. Collins announced that the NIH would reinvigorate ME/CFS, the NIH has finally provided funding for three research centers and one data center. Earlier this year the ME/CFS research community surprised by submitting no less than 10 applications, […]

Bonfire Display ‘Biggest Ever’

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    By Daniel Willers in The Press.   An explosive night of fun and entertainment in York, organised by North Yorkshire fire service for charity, is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year. The bonfire and fireworks display at Rawcliffe Country Park will take place on November 4 in aid of The Fire […]

Raising Funds For Invest In ME Research – At No Cost To You !

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An easy way to raise funds for Invest in ME Research without it costing you a penny. Who says you don’t get owt for nowt ? There are over 3,000 retailers at GoRaise who will donate to Invest in ME Research every time you shop with them via our link at the top of this […]

Yorkshire Air Ambulances To Carry Blood On Board

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Air Ambulance has started carrying blood on board their helicopters for the first time, enabling critically injured patients to receive transfusions at the scene of accidents or in the air. The potentially life-saving initiative has been funded through a donation of more than £16,000 from the Henry […]

NIH Awards $10.6m Research Center Grant To The Jackson Laboratory For Study Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    By Joyce Dall’Acqua Peterson in The Jackson Laboratory website.   As part of a major, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary assault against myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a highly debilitating and poorly understood chronic disease, Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D., has received a five-year grant totalling $10,553,732 from the National Institutes of Health. This Center will be […]

York’s Shape Your Community Event

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    From Co-op Membership Events. This event is a 2 hour session on the evening of Tuesday 26 September. It will include food tastings and will cover the following areas: Welcomes and Introductions Community and Campaigns Session – covering our History and Achievements, a speaker from the British Red Cross on our Charity Partnership/or […]

Mike’s EU Marathons For Invest In ME Research – Vilnius (10.09.17)

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  By Mike Harley.   Prior to flying out to Vilnius for number 12 of 28 I was contacted by a Lithuanian sports journalist working for the marathon who was keen to interview me.  I thought our interview would be used on the marathon website but it actually made it into Lithuania’s main newspaper and site, […]

Mike Harley’s 26 EU Marathons For Invest In ME Research – Lithuania Sunday 10 September 2017

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  Mike Harley is running an amazing 26 Marathons across Europe to raise awareness of ME, and funds for Invest in ME Research. Next one up, his 12th, is on Sunday 10th of September 2017 in Vilnius in Lithuania. A part of what Mike does is to get in touch with locals in the area […]

Invest In ME Research Fund Update

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      Invest in ME Research has now reached the target set for the B-cell/rituximab fund. This is another major target reached and is a wonderful achievement by dedicated supporters and friends across the world. The total of funds raised or pledged for B-cell/rituximab projects is £520,000. From this the charity has already funded […]

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