“Left Out”: An ME/CFS Movie Of Commitment, Hope And Despair

Fluge and Mella

  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   It was a project birthed in hope. Pal Schaathun, a Norwegian filmmaker would document what he hoped might be the end of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).  That, unfortunately, turned out not to be but Schaathun ended up documenting – in strikingly beautiful fashion – the next best […]

Rituximab Trial And Research


  From Invest In ME Research.   Statement Following Preliminary Phase III Rituximab Clinical trial Results from Norway Following the preliminary results which Professor Olav Mella recently publicly released from the Phase III multi-centre double-blinded placebo-controlled Rituximab Clinical Trial (see statement 21st November 2017) the charity has had discussions with advisors and researchers and has now […]

Fund Update For COFE B-Cell/Rituximab Research


  From Invest in ME Research.   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 […]

Cyclophosphamide: Phase II trials


    By Russell Logan in Shout About ME.   Norwegian researchers have commenced phase II trials of the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide on ME/CFS patients. Led by senior consultant Dr Øystein Fluge and Prof Olav Mella, the team is focusing on non-responders and those patients who have relapsed after treatment with rituximab, a B-cell depleting drug. Forty patients […]

Rituximab Clinical Trial and B-cell Studies


Invest in ME is a UK charity campaigning for a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and promoting better education about ME. The UK rituximab trial project and related B-cell study research is a study which Invest in ME has initiated and has been organising since the international biomedical researchers meeting and conference which the charity […]

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