By Catriona Webster in The Sunday Post.
Funding of £90,000 has been announced for research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of a little-understood illness that blights the lives of at least 20,000 Scots.
The money will fund a new PhD studentship focused on improving understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
ME, sometimes known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a debilitating neuro-immune disease which causes symptoms including profound fatigue and cognitive impairment.
It can strike people of all ages and devastate previously healthy and active lives, but despite this there is no effective treatment available on the NHS and no ME specialists in Scotland’s hospitals.
The studentship, jointly funded by Scottish Government and Action for ME, is in response to calls from campaigners for increased research into the condition.
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