By Russell Logan in Shout Out About ME.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced several measures to boost research into ME/CFS, although full details of its proposal and funding allocations are yet to be released.
Broadly, a multi-institute study at the NIH Clinical Center will begin, focusing on patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) who have had rapid onset of symptoms.
Also, the Trans-NIH ME/CFS Research Working Group will shift from the Office of Research on Women’s Health. No single NIH institute, office or center will have single oversight for research on ME/CFS.
With regard to the measures, NIH Director Francis S. Collins said: “I am hopeful that renewed research focus will lead us toward identifying the cause of this perplexing and debilitating disease so that new prevention and treatment strategies can be developed.”
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