Researchers get £1.6m to look at scientific basis of chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 21 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8281
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

Five research teams have been handed more than £1.6m (€1.9m; $2.5m) by the UK Medical Research Council to investigate the biological processes that underpin chronic fatigue syndrome.

Stephen Holgate, chairman of the council’s population and systems medicine board and who helped allocate the funding, said that the scientific basis of the syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, has been insufficiently explored …

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