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Crowdfunding and patient charity supports gut microbiome and chronic fatigue syndrome research

Posted by Lisa Gamwell on Jan 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), which is more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), believe the best way to ensure high quality ME/CFS research is funded is to raise the funds themselves. This is why, through a combination of crowd sourcing and funds raised by the patient charity Invest in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Research UK, they are supporting a gut microbiome and ME/CFS research project based at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich UK. Daniel Vipond, a researcher and PhD student at the Institute, is currently working on the research project. He hopes that his work will identify potential biomarkers to help with diagnosis and provide insights into better treatments. 

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Tags: microbiome, gut microbiome, omnigene gut, chronic fatigue syndrome

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