Ways of donating to ME/CFS research
ME Research UK
The principal aim of ME Research UKhas completed 35 specific biomedical projects (as of 2014) the results of which have now been published as 58 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
It states it’s principle aim is to “energise ME research by commissioning and funding scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME/CFS).”
Invest in ME
Invest in ME are an independent UK charity campaigning for bio-medical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3.
They have links nationwide and also internationally. Invest in ME are one of the founding members of The European ME Alliance.
It’s aim is to bring together like-minded individuals and groups to campaign for research and funding to establish an understanding of the Aetiology (causes), Pathogenesis (harmful effects) and Epidemiology (the pattern of distribution of a disease through a population) of M.E. This should lead to the development of a universal “thumb-print” test for diagnosis of M.E. and, subsequently, medical treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.
Invest in ME would like to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into M.E. and establish a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into M.E.
Invest in ME has raised funds for several research projects including a phase 1 replication study of the Rituximab trials that began in Norway, and an investigation into “A role for a leaky gut and the intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis.”