Viruses And M.E. – Research Call

From ME Research UK.

To coincide with International ME Awareness Day 2021 (12th May), ME Research UK with the financial support of The Gordon Parish Charitable Trust (SCIO Charity no SC045752) announced a £400,000 joint initiative to fund biomedical research into the role of viruses in ME/CFS globally. The reserach Call has been highlighted in the press with an article in The Courier from the famous DC Thomson publishing stable.

The first award has been offered to a European researcher, with the project looking at how viral infections may lead to damage to the mitochondria in ME/CFS.

Many of those affected by the illness report symptom onset after a viral infection and the late Dr Gordon Parish had a life-long interest in viruses and their role in the illness – Dr Parish’s own work included identifying 47 possible epidemics of ME across the world, from 1934 to 1979, and compiling an archive of literature on each one.

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