ME Research UK exists solely to fund high-quality biomedical studies into the causes and treatment of ME/CFS. This illness affects approximately 200,000 people in the UK but is neither well understood nor, in many cases, properly recognised. We fund high quality, peer-reviewed research world-wide in many leading universities and institutions - a full list of our current and past research can be found on our website
It is widely acknowledged that ME/CFS has faced significant under-investment in biomedical research over many years, both in the UK and overseas. Within the UK specifically, for example, ME/CFS receives comparatively little funding compared to other neurological disorders. MS affects about 100,000 people compared to the 250,000 estimated to have ME/CFS but has received 20 times the funding.
Thanks to the support of fundraisers, ME Research UK has invested over £1.5 million in research projects world-wide but much more research is needed - this is why your help is so important to us.
Some key facts about ME/CFS
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