A UK Rituximab Study for ME We are pleased to announce that following initial discussions with researchers, across countries, to facilitate this we have now decided to embark on a fund-raising exercise to raise funds specifically for a UK Rituximab trial. Invest in ME believe they have the possibility to do this following the BRMEC meeting and IIMEC8 conference and we now need help to raise funds. Donations can now be made to the separate Rituximab Trial Fund and the Biomedical Research Fund will continue to fund further research projects. Read More
Let’s do it for ME is a patient-driven campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for Invest in ME’s proposal for a centre of excellence for translational biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). The centre will clinically assess, diagnose and treat patients. Work collaboratively with international researchers and provide training and information for healthcare staff. The campaign is run by sufferers who want the findings of high quality research to result in the development of appropriate treatments. Read More
Invest in ME is an independent UK charity, everyone involved with the charity is a volunteer. Invest in ME is a small charity with a Big Cause and aims to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into ME and a centre of excellence for ME research and treatment at the University of East Anglia. The charity hosts an annual international biomedical research conference and has hosted international collaborative research meetings has links nationwide and internationally and is a founding member of The European ME Alliance. Read More
A Centre of Excellence Invest in ME’s proposal for a centre of excellence for ME research and treatment is based at the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park. Patients will be examined by the ME consultant at either Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital or a local community hospital and diagnosis made using correct internationally accepted guidelines. Patient care and treatment will be at the heart of the centre and research will focus on the underlying pathology of the disease and finding effective treatments. Read More
The Foundation Research Project Thanks to extraordinary efforts, visionary ideas, tremendous generosity and sheer hard work and dedication patients and their carers and families and friends have helped initiate the foundation project. The project will utilise The Genome Analysis Centre’s sequencing facility at the Norwich Research Park to allow all known and unknown viruses present in a well defined cohort of patients to be identified and will examine the possible link between ME and gut inflammation. Read More
Frequently Asked Questions Our initial fundraising target of £100,000 will fund the foundation research project of genome sequencing and a study to examine the possible link between ME and gut inflammation. Our FAQ section hopes to answer any further questions you may have about the research strategy and proposed centre to be based at the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park. Read More. Contact us or Invest in ME directly with any further questions here. See an overview on the Invest in ME website here.