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New research body to look at chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2630
  1. Krishna Chinthapalli
  1. 1BMJ

A national consortium has been set up to help research into chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalitis (ME). Researchers and funders attended its launch in London on 22 April.

The new UK-wide Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis Research Collaborative (CMRC) is chaired by Stephen Holgate, professor of immunology at the University of Southampton. At a press conference he announced, “For the first time the research community and funders in the UK have joined forces in this unique new collaboration to create a step change in the amount and quality of research into …

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